Species: P. japonica
Experimental Shot of a Beetle from the Badlands of South Dakota placed on a piece of glass in our usual set up. We are following what Alex Wild has done in his great blog: www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/M.... The reflection below is very sharp except there appears to be a secondary reflection perhaps due to the 2 faces of the piece of glass interfereing, more experiments to come.
Large Copper Dung Beetle
棉花弧麗金龜 (Popillia mutans)
This scarab beetle cames in a set of tropical insects, with no data about location. Maybe can be identified despite that?
Rhinoceros beetle larva found in a compost pile.
The home of the June bug consists of anywhere across the United States. They live
underground and eat the roots
of grasses and other plants.
As an adult, they feed at night and
eat the vegetation surrounding them. They are hunted primarily by birds, moles, and spiders. Their presence is significant to the ecosystem because they control the growth of plants and provide a food source for many animals.
June bugs are found all over North America. June bug Larvae live under ground in burrowed holes. and as an adult live in trees. as a larvae June bugs eat roots of grass and other plants. As an adult they eat plant leaves. June bugs are eaten by primarily birds spiders and moles. They are important to an ecosystem because the control the growth of some plants and provide a food source to many animals.
This bug was dead. I think it is the same type in the previous entry although it was about 3 miles away.
A fresh pile of dung was full of beetles and flies. I saw 2 of this blue-green type. It was about 1 inch long. It was frantically rolling a piece of dung away from the pile.