Just had to share this bright shiny bug my dog, Blue, pointed out a few days ago.
Most of the pictures I found showed black beetles so I kept looking until I found the Rainbow Scarab, which suits this gal.
She looks kind of like a dinosaur. Maybe a triceratops? At least a triceratops head without the horns.
Wanna know how I know it’s a girl? That handy-dandy website I found shows a picture of two Rainbow Scarabs and the male has a horn. (See. A Triceratops.) So this is a single lady.
According to the same website, these are beneficial bugs. For obvious reasons, considering their name.
She eats dung. Which is a good thing because if they reduce the poop in an agricultural field, that will reduce the number of flies in same field. And flies spread disease.
So, beetles good, flies bad. Dung, yummm! At least if you’re a dung beetle.
Don’t believe me? Check out that website.