Scarabaeidae

Pronunciation:  [Scar⋅a⋅BAE·i·dae]

Common Name:  Scarab Beetles

Description:  Scarab beetles are abundant; there are over 1,000 species just in North America. They are diverse in size but can be recognized by their oval bodies, a five segmented tarsi, lamellate antennae, and a front tibiae that is scalloped. They are usually found feeding on dung, plants, or flowers.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Lamellate antennae
  2. Spiny legs
  3. Robust, oval body

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Order:  Coleoptera