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Re: Scarab Beetle

I think those are the Japanese beetles Pam. Scarab beetles are usually
smaller than that I think. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Scarab Beetle

> Are those the great big green shiny beetles?
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Zemuly@aol.com
> Sent: 12/7/2004 4:49:39 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Scarab Beetle
> Remember the scarab beetle we discussed a few months ago?  Well I just
> some interesting information regarding it from our extension agent, Bill
> .  It follows:
> Bill,
> This beetle, Euphoria sepulchralis (Fabricius) is in the  family
> Scarabaeidae.  "The adults may be found on flowers and feign  death when
> touched."  Beetles in this genus are often called bumble  flower beetles
> because of their color, pubescence and they act like  bumblebees.  This
> does not have a common name but a closely related  species is called the
> bumblebee flower beetle or brown fruit  chafer.
> Regards,
> Frank A. Hale, PhD
> Professor
> Entomology and Plant  Pathology
> University of Tennessee Extension
> 5201 Marchant  Drive
> Nashville, TN 37211-5112
> (615) 832-6802
> fax (615) 781-2568
> _fahale@utk.edu_ (mailto:fahale@utk.edu)
> I thought everybody would enjoy the additional info.
> zem
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