Apr 172010

This fellow was surprisingly hard to specifically identify with a quick Google.  If you know what it is, speak up.  It was hanging out on the front porch when the BamaDans left tonight after an afternoon and evening of stimulating fellowship.

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  11 Responses to “It’s a big beetle”

  1. I bet this guy http://davealmquist.blogspot.com/ can help you. He’s a friend of mine from childhood. Love your blog by the way.

  2. Don’t be coming up here waving that thing in my face before I’ve even had my first cup of coffee. What is the world coming to these days? No respeck.

  3. Some kind of Japanese beetle would be my guess, though the coloring isn’t right.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, Mirth! Welcome.

    Sorry, ‘seester. 🙂

    Falcon, it’s too big to be a Japanese beetle; it’s a good inch and a half long. I did a little more poking around this morning and best I can tell it’s a dung beetle, perhaps Dichotomius annae.

  5. Easy one. Thast’s a JUUUUUULIO Beetle. It apparently can’t catch a cold during spring time, unlike the related, but better coordinated (in spring) Hanks Beetle. I guess it could be a Marcel Dareus Beetle.

  6. Indeed. Roll Tide. Loved seeing you guys, BamaDan!

  7. I did NOT need to see that…

    Gah. That’s why this is as far south as my Yankee butt goes. Jeesh. Now I’ve got the heebies.

  8. Sorry, kemtee. 🙂

  9. Kemtee – Bo found it on the porch and brought it IN THE HOUSE to take a picture. (He didn’t do that in front of me – the boys tattled on him.) At the time, I thought, “Oh there is going to be HELL to pay if that thing gets loose in here!”

  10. Next you’ll be posting pictures of Black Widow spiders…Oh wait, you did that already.

  11. Lea — wanna borrow my Louisville Slugger?

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