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Hermit Flower Beetle

Posted by Kayla Edmunds,
North Country explorer from Piffard, NY
August 3, 2023

Seek identified this as a “Hermit Flower Beetle” he was the size of a half dollar, maybe a bit bigger, and I love that you can see the lamellate antennae, which is very characteristic of scarab beetles. This fella is similar to the beetles we know as june bugs, but not the same. Apparently they can emit a noxious odor when frightened!