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Mating scarabs - Dyscinetus morator - male - female

Mating scarabs - Dyscinetus morator - Male Female
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
February 22, 2006
Size: 11mm

Dyscinetus morator (Fabricius)
Very good, Dyscinetus morator (Fabricius) - new for the guide. Similar (same tribe) to Cyclocephala.

Thanks for the ID! These beetles are pretty common under lights at my house. I have never photographed them before as I figured that Bugguide would be swarming with them.
-Sean McCann

Appears ..
Appears to be more common in Florida. We get it up here in SC, but mostly along the coast and never in the numbers you can sometimes see in your neck of the woods. Maybe add a dorsal view?

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