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Dark flower scarab beetle

Euphoria sepulcralis

Description:

This is a small beetle that is black or brown in color. It has light colored markings and in sunlight it has a bronze/green metallic appearance. The forewings are slightly serrated and have white spots. Their antennas end in the formation of three flat plates. The one pictured here is a male. Ref: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1665678

Habitat:

Can be found in southern and central states within the United States and in Mexico. Hosts/Diet: These beetles are pollen feeders and can be found on the flowers of milkweed, yarrow, dogwood, apple, and daisies to name a few. They also feed on sap, ripening fruit, and corn. Life Cycle: Larvae are found in soil. The larval stage lasts approximately 62 days and the pupal stage lasts approximately 15 days.

Notes:

We found this little guy on the blacktop of our campus. Fun Facts: There are more than 30.000 species of scarab beetles. Some female species of scarab beetles can lay hundreds to thousands of eggs. Ref: http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals...

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.42, Long: -98.46

Spotted on May 16, 2019
Submitted on May 25, 2019

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