A scarab beetle in the genus Osmoderma: It’s difficult to determine the exact identification of this interesting beetle, but it is either the Hermit Flower Beetle (Osmoderma eremicola) or Osmoderma subplanata. One way to attempt a positive ID would be to give it a sniff. Osmoderma eremicola is said to smell like leather. These beetles are associated with rotten wood from dead or dying trees, especially oak, maple, elm, apple, cottonwood, cherry, and hickory. Adults are typically found from July to September. Photo submitted by Taylor Chenette on 8/11/17 in Missoula, MT.