6889. I found this bug on the deck of my backyard. It was dead already and is missing legs, so it was hard for me to identify. It’s about 7mm-1cm wide. I found it on June 12. The weather is spring transitioning to summer weather. It looks like a cross between a beetle and a spider. I haven’t come across an insect like this my whole life, so if you can identify it, what is it and should I be worried? Toronto, Ontario. Canada
Number 6889. This is the head, prothorax, and a few of the legs of a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Commonly encountered examples include the so-called May beetles and June bugs. Click here for an example.