What is this pollen harvesting beetle?
Last year I saw this beetle on my Midnight Blue roses. It was litterally cutting down the stamens as if it was collecting them for their pollen. To my knowledge it did no damage to the leaves, petals, or pistol. I didn't think to take a picture of it then, but today I saw it on my mother's daylilies and I was wondering if it might be a beneficial bug (hopefully one that eats thrips, as we are infested with them!). Does anyone know what it is and what it eats? If it's not harmful I plan to leave it alone.