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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
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.
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...