Huge thanks to Diane (FeFe) for her jewel of an award on yesterday’s beetle
And thanks so much to all of you who tried to help me ID the little fella. You really are a great bunch.
Back to the topic of jewels, Lynne mentioned yesterday the word ‘jewel’…and that rung a bell. And put me on the right path to ID the type of beetle it is. Googling ‘jewel beetle’ led me to jewel scarab…then to scarab…which is what it is. The family is Scarabaeidae and the structure is the same. You can even see that little triangle behind its head bit.
I had to dig a bit but found two other little scarabs I’d uploaded. HERE. And HERE.
Thanks, Lynne And thanks again, all
Now then…I uploaded this shadow shot as a V2 on Silly Sunday. There were comments on how this deserved its own upload…so here it is Just a Macarthur palm tree along the road in my housing estate.