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4 Different Beetles, IDs Needed


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#1 Offline MrFormicidae - Posted June 30 2017 - 11:24 PM

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Hello! I was just walking around my school at night and I stumbled upon these four different beetles and I was wondering if I could get some IDs on them even.

 

Could any of these work as pets if you know the answer to that too?

 

Thanks!!

 

 

First Beetle - 

Yellow-Brown Color with White Stripes

 

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Second Beetle -

Mostly Brown with vague white stripes

 

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Third Beetle -

Pure black beetle that is smooth and slick, rather big but not huge.

 

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Fourth Beetle -

Small yellow-orange beetle

 

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Edited by MrFormicidae, June 30 2017 - 11:44 PM.

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#2 Offline Subverted - Posted June 30 2017 - 11:26 PM

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Polyphylla decemlineata and Phyllophaga sp.

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#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 1 2017 - 3:04 AM

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The second one is also a Polyphylla, the third is a diving beetle of some sort and the last is another scarab. Better angles on the pictures would have been hugely helpful. Location is also vital.



#4 Offline MrFormicidae - Posted July 1 2017 - 10:55 AM

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The second one is also a Polyphylla, the third is a diving beetle of some sort and the last is another scarab. Better angles on the pictures would have been hugely helpful. Location is also vital.


Central California and sorry about that, turn of the moment and didn't think of other angles

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#5 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 1 2017 - 2:15 PM

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Always a good top and side view otherwise the odds of Id go down.



#6 Offline MrFormicidae - Posted July 1 2017 - 4:25 PM

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Always a good top and side view otherwise the odds of Id go down.

Alright!


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#7 Offline Salmon - Posted July 19 2017 - 2:59 PM

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The third one is a water scavenger beetle, Hydrophilus sp.

An interesting feature is that they have very short antennae that are normally concealed- the appendages that look like antennae are actually elongated palps.

#8 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted July 28 2017 - 5:54 AM

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They can all be kept as pets. The scarab-relatives can eat fruit/cricket gel, and the water scavenger beetle can eat fish food.


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#9 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted October 1 2017 - 5:44 PM

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First 2 are polyphaga sp. Or ten lined june beetles. The tgird one is a hydrophilus beetle(impressive find!) And the last is a masked chafer.




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