Scarlet Malachite Beetle  (three photos)
Malachius aeneus


Malachius geneus with
            open wings
This little beetle didn't wait for any close-ups at Farmington
Bay, Davis County, Utah  Carol Davis 5-26-2020

Malachius aeneus
This yellow-faced, black and red Scarlet Malachite Beetle
 actually posed for me at Bear River MBR,
Box Elder
County, Utah.  Carol Davis 6-9-2013


beetle
  Adults are seen mostly in May and June, according to Bugguide
and are considered beneficial as they not only spread pollen and
eat other insects as adults, but as larvae they prey on other insects.
 
Carol Davis, 6-6-2010, Jordanelle Dam, Wasatch County. Utah


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