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Dragonflies and Jewel Beetles (?)

NemJones

I Am the Terror Of the Night!
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I came home to a very light sprinkling of rain, seems to be enough to
make the dragons take refuge. I found this big one under our umbrella.
I didnt think I was going to be able to get so close without spooking

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They look like armored Future Assassins,Capable of Ariel Predation.
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Walking to the greenhouse, I saw a beetle drowning in the Capensis' Water basin.
Upon closer inspection, it seems to be a jewel beetle, about the size of a small peanut.
Does anybody know what this is??

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Still alive, but moving slowly. HE doesnt want to leave the cloth that I gave him to dry out
 

Knuckles

Chief Cat Behavior Specialist
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North TX
Nice pics Nem
It looks to be a Japanese Beetle :scratch:
Looked up its species name- Popillia japonica
 
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