I have never seen one of these before…but I would have loved having one as a kid.
Jim asked me to check for fuel leaks when he started his ‘28 Buick. When I walked around the front of the car I spotted this little guy. It’s a couple of inches long…has a hard shell and spots like big eyes…but that is not it’s head.
I took a leaf and gently nudged it along trying to get it to move outside so it wouldn’t get run over or stepped on. It immediately rolled over on it’s back.
So I tried to roll it back over. Normally a beetle is in trouble when on it’s back….not this one….with a click it popped several inches in the air and landed a foot or so away. What a surprise.
So if you see this little cutie
Give it a gentle nudge to roll him on his back and see what happens.