CLOSED: Jewel Colored Beetle?

West Palm Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

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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Minot, ND

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.

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

mayate in Spanish

West Palm Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

A beauty. Thanks!

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