Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Earth-boring scarab beetle

Take a look at this cutie! I happened to spot it while out at our land last Sunday afternoon. Via entomologist Mike Quinn's Travis County Beetle Survey page, I was able to identify my little friend as an earth-boring scarab beetle (Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum).  According to Bugguide.net, this family of beetles "spend most of their lives in burrows one to four feet down, often under dung or carrion....Larvae feed on dung or carrion. Adults feed on dung or fungi, or do not feed at all."

No comments:

Post a Comment