Author Topic: Oxysternon festivum male,Guyane francaise | (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)  (Read 816 times)

Offline jeanb

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Photo prise a Saint-Laurent du Maroni, Guyane francaise. le 30 janvier 2017. id?
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Re: Insecte de Guyane francaise
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 09:35:15 PM »
This is a male of Oxysternon (Oxysternon) festivum ssp. festivum (Linnaeus, 1758). A relatively common diurnal member of the dung beetle tribe Phanaeini and because of its size and colour one of the most recognizable beetle species of the Guiana Shield. As far as I know these are only found inside forests.

Cheers, Auke