Although called Flower Beetles most of these are scavengers of plant, fungal, and animal material. The larvae are omnivorous and develop in the soil near decaying vegetation.
Nature inspires awe!
These are some papers that I refer to often:
"How can we be responsible stewards and conservators of threatened habitats when we do not even know the resident fauna?"
Dr. Dan Young
UW- Madison Entomology
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