San Diego County, California, US
Aphodius acutissimus ?
Another Travis Beetle
On ground in alluvial scrub habitat.
Valgus hemipterus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mumu Chafer Beetle
Another sand scarab grub in the vege garden.
Fairly quick to crawl to shelter once dug up.
Thousands of these beautiful beetles were flying low to the ground in what seemed a crepuscular fashion. Mostly Nathofagus trees in immediate area but surrounded by mixed podocarp forest.
These guys did a number on my figs this year, usually the birds and squirrels grab them, but this year it was the beetles!
Adulto de melolóntido en zona de bosque de pino
Conocidas popularmente como " Gallinitas ciegas " ...
A dead brown velvet beetle