Scarabe beetle

Scarab beetle

5737   July 23 in Port Glasgow, Ontario About an inch long and flies, what is it?  Tammy

This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the genus Osmoderma, likely Osmoderma eremicola, known as the hermit flower beetle or leather beetle; see for additional information on this fascinating insect that I first encountered some 60 years ago on our family farm in North Dakota. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.