Scarab Beetle

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This small beetle was feeding on the flowers of the common milkweed. Scarabaeidae family is the farthest my limited keying ability would take me. Any help in a more detailed name will be appreciated.

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anne - Mar 28, 2008 01:51 PM EDT
It is so odd that so many things appear to be what they are not. *g* When I saw the word "scarab", I immediately thought of Ancient Egypt and excavations - all the excitement. And, Lo, here it is an insect - with odd markings on its back - that is from U.S. apparently, as I know what the milkweed is! However it was too late - I already had the scarab in Egypt - among the discoveres of the ancient Pharoahs. *LOL* So much excitement in flowers when one thinks about how their names came about. Wonderful picture!!
Guest - Jan 05, 2005 11:52 PM EDT
Actually, it is a weevil of some kind. Knowing it was on milkweed should help narrow the suspects:-)

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