We heard back from What's that Bug.
It looks like we have a rainbow scarab which is a type of dung beetle.
These beetles are related to the scarab of ancient Egypt.
It is not common for these beetles to be out and about. Usually they have to be observed in their habitats. The adults work in pairs to dig deep burrows under animal dung with their front legs. We were fortunate enough to see this female without digging!
The males have a long, curved horn on the front of their heads. Interestingly enough, their color comes from the insect fauna in the dung.
As you can imagine, these beetles are important for recycling animal feces.
*Be advised this video is of the beetles working with...you guessed it... dung.
Wow. That is definitely something I never would have learned before homeschooling! :)
Wishing you homeschool blessings,