This charismatic beetle can be seen on the first, early warm days of spring. It buzzes low to the ground and sounds and looks like a bumblebee. People often mistake it for one! A bee-mimicking beetle! My excellent friend, who is a great entomologist, caught the beetle bare handed and brought it home with us in her shirt so that I could photograph it. (As all good entomologists do…I once caught one of these beetles on a run.)
I think they’re beautiful!
Look at those beautiful colours!