scarab beetle

scarab beetle

6105    Hi,  Found this big guy in the garage today. He has some spider webs on him, but I wasn’t about to take them off…he only PLAYS dead! Beside a loonie for sizing.  Thanks!   Sharon.   Winnipeg Manitoba

This is a This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the genus Osmoderma; see https://tinyurl.com/ycmskym6 for an example. These are not pests; their larvae develop in rotting wood; often in hollow trees.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the genus Osmoderma; see https://tinyurl.com/ycmskym6 for an example. These are not pests; their larvae develop in rotting wood; often in hollow trees.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.