Dark Flower Scarab

Image of Dark Flower Scarab clinging to a flower

The dark flower scarab (Euphoria sepulcralis) is a scarab beetle that apparently eats pollen, nectar, and perhaps other parts of flowers in late spring, sometimes becoming an agricultural pest. The larvae grow up beneath manure or other decaying materials. This scarab is also called the spangled flower beetle, for the white marks on the dark background that give it a star-spangled look.

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