A dead beetle from the ground...go Ellen!
This insect had bright orange wings when it flew. Large, maybe a bit bigger than common bumblebees. This is in desert scrub habitat. There were a few of them around. I have some additional pictures.
Escarabajo pelotero, 1.7 cm de largo, muy activo, visto en zona semi-selvática, semi-húmeda
dominated by black color. has "V" to "U" shape horn....
elongated body. elytra completely covered the pygidium. chocolate brown color.
shiny black beetle. has a horn that looks like of a cow or bull.
shiny black beetle. about 9 mm.
it looks like an onthophagus. no horn
We don't see them often, but they are an incredible beetle to find.
Hoplia coerulea male resting on a fern near a stream. Limousin, France.
Hoplie bleue mâle posé sur une fougère en bordure d'un ruisseau. Limousin, France.
Copris hispanus (Scarabaeidae) - female
Copris hispanus (Scarabaeidae) - male