Common Name: Bumble Flower Beetle
Euphoria inda Linnaeus, 1758
(R. Bercha, det.)
Length: 11.8 - 16.4 mm
Meadows and fields
Time of year seen: Spring
Diet: Rotting fruit and nectar
Other: The Adult Bumble Flower Beetle makes a distinct Bumble
Bee like buzz when it flies. The beetles overwinter as adults,
emerging in the spring to mate and lay their eggs. Females lay their
eggs in manure, rotting wood and moist decaying plant material. After
the eggs hatch and the c-shaped grubs feed and reach maturity, they pupate.
The next generation of adults emerge from mid summer to early fall.
As cold weather sets in the adults burrow into the soil and over winter.
The coloration of the adult beetles ranges from dark red brown to yellow
brown. (Cranshaw, W.)