We have Scarab Beetles in Richmond, Virginia

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The Ancient Egyptians immortalized these little "sacred" insects. This little black beauty is just one adorable example of this family of beetles - Scarabaeidae.
Photograph by Carolyn Hietala


Cindy said...

Nice Beetle. How big is it?

BTW, did you know there's something amiss in the "click to enlarge" feature? It's a Blogger Known Issue. There's a way you can fix it, but it's kind of a pain.

Carolyn Hietala said...

Thanks Cindy,
I'll check that out ;0)

Beetle was around .75" and very tame. A real cutie.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I too like the scarab family. Especially the Rainbow Scarabs- a truly magical looking beetle. It is easy to see why the Egyptians idolized these insects.

This summer I was fortunate enough to see a Golden Tortise Beetle- it really looked as if it were plated in gold. (

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