Sunday, December 16, 2007

Beetle Who?

I have a terrific book on plants in my area. Another good one on birds, although a bit complex perhaps for identification. Insects? Nada. This specimen was the second I saw today. Beautiful gold back sparkling in the sunlight, with a little band around its neck.
Any clues, anyone? Snail?

1 comment:

Snail said...

Nice shot! I ain't no beetle expert but it looks like the honeybrown beetle (Ecnolagia grandis), which belongs to the darkling beetle family (Tenebrionidae).

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