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Peltotrupes profundus - Florida Deepdigger Scarab


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While hiking in Sanford, FL I came across these two beetle about 30 feet from each other. They are about the size of a quarter and have a very nice metallic blue color. Peltotrupes profundus,or Florida Deepdigger Scarab, are active in January in Florida and can dig burrows up to 10 feet underground! I have never found this species before. They are very active and fast compared to other scarabs I have found. It also seems I caught a pair because when I put them together they started mating right away. The place I found them in had these little sand mounds everywhere. I though they were ant mounds but when I researched this species it seems they make these sand mounds just like the ones I saw.









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