back and marked with bright colors. The scarab beetle family is very large, with breathtaking variety — and often great beauty. View fullsize. The larvae feed on dead and decaying wood and the adults feed on nectar. View fullsize. Stag beetle. Every day a Scarab pushed the Sun toward the horizon at the start of a new day; this gave Beetle a … Ironclad beetle. Identification Scarab beetle larvae are usually cream, white or light brown (Figure 1). A scarab beetle grub from Australia. Most adult beetles are nocturnal, although the flower chafers ( Cetoniinae ) and many leaf chafers ( Rutelinae ) are active during the day. An Australian native, the commonly named cowboy beetle, is a species of scarab beetle. They are not dangerous and not even considered as pests. We often are asked to identify the grubs and adults of this common native beetle. View fullsize. Digging just below the soil surface near roots will reveal curled up Acmaeodera Acmaeodera alicia. On flowers and foliage in spring and fall. When you look closely at this bug, you find a a fuzzy, yellow beetle with maroon stripes on its abdominal segments. Rainbow scarab. More info. View fullsize. Scarab beetles were considered sacred in ancient Egypt, and these insects were linked with the religion and mythology of the land. Kern's flower scarab. The abdomen is banded black and yellow or green. By far, the place where Beetle held the most meaning and symbolism is Ancient Egypt, where the Dung Beetle (Scarab Beetle) was an aspect of the Sun God Ra. They are strong fliers and move from tree to tree to feed on nectar. Scarab Beetle in Ancient Egypt. User Tip: Click on the "X" found on each entry below to hide specific bugs from this page's listing. View fullsize. As mentioned above, it is the dung-rolling habit of the scarab beetles, that was noticed by the people of ancient Egypt. Ironclad beetle. Black beetle with two rows of five yellow spots along center line and three red spots along each lateral edge. Most scarab beetles are approximately 8–20 mm long. ... Charlie Brown Blister Beetle. View fullsize. The C-shaped larvae , called grubs, are pale yellow or white. Return to Results Page for North Carolina Insects . Pyrota insulata blister beetle. Pyrota invita blister beetle. Both will do similar damage. They are distinguished from other beetles by their unusual antennae, each of which terminates in three flattened plates that fit together to form a club. Bullet-shaped beetles usu. Scarab beetle, any of approximately 30,000 species of beetles that are compact and heavy-bodied insects with robustly oval outlines. Black-Soil Scarab (Othnonius batesii) Larvae of this scarab beetle cause enormous damage to crops and pastures in the black soil country of northern New South Wales, often denuding areas of up to several acres. There are a total of (154) North Carolina Beetles found in the Insect Identification database. Ox beetle female. A Bumble Flower Scarab Beetle (Euphoria inda) clings to a sign at a nature preserve in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. The adult male (illustrated) has remarkably enlarged, leaf-like antennae, and it flies actively after rain in summer. the Argentinian scarab (Cyclocephala signaticollis) and the African black beetle (Heteronychus arator). Entries are listed below in alphabetical order. View fullsize. The Fiddler Beetle or Rose Chafer is a dark brown scarab beetle with distinctive green or yellow markings in a violin shape. Although many are black, brownish, or drab, many scarabs are colorful, some with iridescent greens and other colors, others looking as if they were covered with shiny enamel paint. Grubs, are pale yellow or white, the commonly named cowboy beetle, is a of! '' found on each entry below to hide specific bugs from this 's. 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