Scarab beetle- This beetle is also known as the Shining Leaf Chafer Beetle. It is known for it's vibrant, shiny color. While scarab beetles are common in Egyptian myths, this particular specimen is from the Southwestern United States where it is considered an agricultural pest.

Scarab beetle- This beetle is also known as the Shining Leaf Chafer Beetle. It is known for it's vibrant, shiny color. While scarab beetles are common in Egyptian myths, this particular specimen is from the Southwestern United States where it is considered an agricultural pest.

Chrysomelidae:  Chrysolina perforata perforata,   Lots of these nice images at the site, just click on this link.  http://www.zin.ru/animalia/coleoptera/eng/smirnew5.htm

Chrysomelidae: Chrysolina perforata perforata, Lots of these nice images at the site, just click on this link. http://www.zin.ru/animalia/coleoptera/eng/smirnew5.htm

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