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Bumble Flower Beetle
Scarabaeidae
Euphoria inda
Type: Insect

Effect: Neutral
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Scarabaeidae
Scarabaeoidea
Scarab-like
Scarabaeiformia
Scarab Forms
Polyphaga
Multi-Eaters
Coleoptera
Sheath Wing
Endopterygota
Metamorphosis
Neoptera
New Wings
Pterygota
Winged
Dicondylia
Pre-Winged Insects
Insecta
Insects
Hexapoda
Six Legs
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
Mouth First
Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
Eumetazoa
True Higher Animals
Animalia
Animals
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Scarabaeidae Family
Euphoria Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Utah. It was on an American Elm Tree, that was dripping with sap, the tree looked diseased or under attack by some larvae or parasites.

It is not commonly found in Utah, this one could be anomaly. This beetle is usually found in the southeastern United States.

Description

Covered in golden hair, with a gold brown shell. This beetle looks like a relative of the June Bug. From the side, it looks like a bumble bee.

General information about Bumble Flower Beetle :

Scarab Beetle Family
When flying the Bumble Flower Beetle looks and sounds like a Bumble Bee which probably makes it's travels a bit safer, as many would be predators might avoid it for fear of a brutal stinging.
The adult beetle eats nectar, pollen, sap etc.

It lays it's eggs on rotting wood, dung, or decaying foliage to incubate over winter. The Bumble Flower Beetle larvae hatch in the early summer.

When threatened it emits an intensely pungent, chlorine-like smell.
AKA: Brown Fruit Chafer




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