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green dung beetle - Onthophagus

green dung beetle - Onthophagus
Medford, (~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
June 14, 2008
Size: ~6mm
found this green dung beetle dead literally in the trash wagon. haven't tried the keys yet, but suggestions welcome :) But this one is so "dirty", I'll frass it unless we don't have one already. Thanks,

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thanks Phillip,
keyed to O. orpheus (fairly certain). I'll frass in a few days.

You could try giving it a "sponge" bath with a tiny brush,
just don't immerse the whole beetle and soften the connective tissue.