Today we have a rather unusual beetle that is also a bee mimic. That just means it looks somewhat like a bee, in this case a bumble bee. This is the “Hairy Flower Scarab”, which is a beetle really. But they fly and buzz just like a bumble bee which is what I thought it was at first as it buzzed around me. The wing covers on the back are black, or sometimes brown, with white stripes. They are about 5/8 inch (15mm) long. They travel around through the day from flower to flower getting at the sweet nectar. For us they are common in June and July. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
©2022 Steve McLeod.