Scarab beetle

7049.        Landed on my boyfriend’s back while he was watering the plants on our balcony. He came inside and I saw it. North York, ON. Canada

Number 7049. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). From the appearance of its flattened elytra, it may be in the genus Osmoderma. Those are not pests; their larvae live in decomposing punky wood. Click here for more detailed information.