Hello folks! I just wanted to show you a short video of the beetles I saw in the pasture a couple of days ago. I was living in Arkansas in 1989 (I think) in an old country home when I first saw this ritual. I saw them here a couple of years ago and then again a few days ago. I think they only do this a few days each year.
I was told the males fly around looking for a mate then go down into the grass. Well, I didn’t do any research for this post, so I’m not sure about the details…
I hope everyone is enjoying your 4th of July. Until next time, stay well, be safe and GET DIRTY!
<<<<UPDATE ON THIS VIDEO>>>
I looked up what type and species of beetle this could be on the Missouri Department of Conservation website. My best guess is that it is a Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida). It is one of over 1,700 species of Scarab beetles native to North America above Mexico.
The Wikipedia has some interesting reading about this species. If this is indeed a June Beetle, it isn’t a dung beetle. Click HERE for the Wikipedia article.