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jimenez
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 7, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9550342

Saved this colorful bug from drowning in a bucket of rain water. He flew away after I took a photo. Who knows the name?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

June 7, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9550403

This is a female rainbow scarab beetle, Phanaeus vindex - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpilla001/2976145740/
See http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/41183 for a male of the same species.

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BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2013
6:52 PM

Post #9550479

mayate in Spanish
jimenez
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 8, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9550969

A beauty. Thanks!

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