Osmoderma eremicola

Hermit Beetle

Osmoderma eremicola photo, Hermit Beetle







Family: Scarabaeidae

Subfamily: Cetoniinae

Length: 25-30 mm


In North America there are only two species in the genus Osmoderma, and both are found in West Virginia. This species, Osmoderma eremicola, is larger than Osmoderma scabra, and has smoother dorsal surfaces.

Adults of this species are most often seen around woods margins. They are nocturnal and regularly appear at lights.

Insects of West Virginia