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Scarab Beetles (family Scarabaeidae) is a large group of diverse beetles, many of which are scavengers. This huge family is comprised of several major subfamilies, one of which is the Flower Scarabs (subfamily Cetoniinae). The beetles in this subfamily like to feed on pollen, nectar, and fruit. Their larvae live in the soil, feeding on roots of grass and other plants.
In Florida, seven species of four genera of the Cetoniinae subfamily have been identified. The species Euphoria sepulcralis is a common day-
The top three images show a Euphoria sepulcralis feeding on a Nuttall’s Thistle. The bottom two images shows this species feeding on a Tarflower.