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Yeah I can see it is a beetle of some description but I am wanting to know what kind of beetle.
 

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I think I finally found it.... I believe it could be a Repsimus Beetle. I just found a decent beetle list for my area- I have been looking all morning and as soon as I post here I find a good fit.
 

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If my late husband were alive, I would ask him. He would have either known or been able to look it up quickly! Nice bug as bugs go!
 

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possibly a dung beetle? Gosh.... there are so many varieties! If you see one rolling a giant turd around you'll know for sure!
How do dung beetles help improve your farm biology? - FENCiT
 

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Hubbie states that is for sure not a cockroach.
Some kind of beetle.
I can guarantee you it is not a roach or even similar to one lol. It would have been squashed without hesitation if it was a roach and I would now be moving the birds outside so I could spray my home with dreaded poisons... there really are not too many creatures I react (crazy) badly to but roaches are one critter that would see me take things to the mega extreme! Roaches are not welcome in or near my home and if I was to find one inside my house I would honestly be going mad right now moving cages and raging with disgust, I would not have even opened AA if I had of found a roach in my home cos I would be way too busy moving birds, spraying poisons and trying not to get taken away by the men in white coats! I have a real dislike of roaches and two other particular insects and they honestly bring out the crazy and un-rational behavior in me- not a sight those who have witnessed it will ever forget lol.
 

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possibly a dung beetle? Gosh.... there are so many varieties! If you see one rolling a giant turd around you'll know for sure!
How do dung beetles help improve your farm biology? - FENCiT
:laugh: Hmmm I wonder how it would feel if I gave it a dog turd?? lol
I am pretty sure the bug I mentioned earlier is the one I have although the dung beetle is a close match!
 

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Those are pictures of two different beetles you've encountered? If you look up Carrion Beetles, see if they match what you are seeing.
 

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Those are pictures of two different beetles you've encountered? If you look up Carrion Beetles, see if they match what you are seeing.
The pictures I posted are of one beetle. Picture of back and belly.
 

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:laugh: Hmmm I wonder how it would feel if I gave it a dog turd?? lol
I am pretty sure the bug I mentioned earlier is the one I have although the dung beetle is a close match!
I actually thought dung beetles were more likely found in Africa or more arid temperatures until I googled Dung Beetles in Australia! Seems there may be a few species there.
 

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Those are pictures of two different beetles you've encountered? If you look up Carrion Beetles, see if they match what you are seeing.
Thank you!! Pie Dish beetle matches him the closest of all the beetles I have looked at!!
 

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I actually thought dung beetles were more likely found in Africa or more arid temperatures until I googled Dung Beetles in Australia! Seems there may be a few species there.
The farmers who raise cows love dung beetles :) I am not sure if we have any in our area to be honest but looking at a picture of a Pie Dish beetle I am now confident that he is a Pie Dish beetle!!
 

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I've only every seen some random tiny beetles in person but hope I would never lay eyes on these gigantic ones..
 

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The farmers who raise cows love dung beetles :) I am not sure if we have any in our area to be honest but looking at a picture of a Pie Dish beetle I am now confident that he is a Pie Dish beetle!!
I'd have a giant hissy fit if I saw one of those in my pie!!!!!
 

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I suggest downloading the app “Picture Insect”! They have one for plants, fish, birds, animals, etc too! :) I use the insect and plant apps frequently, it identifies what you take a photo of.
 

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I can guarantee you it is not a roach or even similar to one lol. It would have been squashed without hesitation if it was a roach and I would now be moving the birds outside so I could spray my home with dreaded poisons... there really are not too many creatures I react (crazy) badly to but roaches are one critter that would see me take things to the mega extreme! Roaches are not welcome in or near my home and if I was to find one inside my house I would honestly be going mad right now moving cages and raging with disgust, I would not have even opened AA if I had of found a roach in my home cos I would be way too busy moving birds, spraying poisons and trying not to get taken away by the men in white coats! I have a real dislike of roaches and two other particular insects and they honestly bring out the crazy and un-rational behavior in me- not a sight those who have witnessed it will ever forget lol.
You should see me when there's a red-back, can't even bring myself to kill them. :scared5:
 
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