Scooped Scarab, major male
found in deer droppings
St Olaf Natural Lands
Dozens of these large scarabs came out with the onset of dusk. Witnessed many feeding on the leaves of white and red oak. A few also appeared to be chewing on the stem.
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide. The species in this large family are often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. It is probable that many of the subfamilies listed here will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to...