The scarab beetle was an ancient Egyptian solar symbol ? it is said to have rolled the sun across the sky. A beetle thus represents protection from evil. You should look at what, or who, you feels needs to be protected. The industriousness of the beetle is often taken to represent hard work, efficient planning and use of resources which needs to be undertaken. Considered by many to be dirty, in a dream the beetle carries the same symbolism as all insects - that is, something which is unclean if not given the correct attention. Consult the entry for Insects for further clarification.