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Subject: Green and yellow beetle
Location: West virginia
July 29, 2015 7:23 am
Curious to what this crazy colorful bug is?
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Green June Beetle

Green June Beetle

Hi Jeff,
This is a Green June Beetle,
Cotinus nitida.

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Subject: Beetle
Location: Arabela, New Mexico
July 29, 2015 9:54 am
Can you identify this beetle?
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Female Ox Beetle

Female Ox Beetle

This is a female Ox Beetle in the genus Strategus, and though there are several species pictured on BugGuide, we believe this is most likely Strategus aloeus based on both the listed range and this image of a female pictured on BugGuide.  We must say we were terribly amused by your image titled “Beetle Butt” because most folks would be inclined to include an image of the head of a beetle they wanted identified.  Perhaps because of the proximity to the letters G and T on the keyboard, we seem to regularly receive requests from folks who want “buts” identified, but in your case, you really did want a butt identified.

Female Ox Beetle

Female Ox Beetle:  Beetle Butt

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Subject: Bettle or Fly
Location: South Australia
July 27, 2015 8:26 pm
Hi, My friend has found this in her backyard in South Australia. The inscet is around the same size or a bit bigger than a Wine cork. The two pictures attached, we could not get any help from down here. My friend went to collect it but it took off (Dissapeared.)
Signature: Mary

White Beetle:  Real or Fake???

White Beetle: Real or Fake???

Dear Mary,
Is your friend a practical joker?  This looks like a fake beetle to us.

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Subject: I found a bug and I have no idea what it is
Location: Van Buren Arkansas
July 26, 2015 4:39 pm
I found a white bug with kind of black spots I guess that’s what you would call them. he has one bike on either side of his neck and black long antennas.
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Cottonwood Borer

Cottonwood Borer

This distinctive beetle, which really resembles no other North American species, is a Cottonwood Borer, Plectrodera scalator.  According to BugGuide, it is in a “monotypic genus” meaning it has no close relatives with which it is classified.

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Subject: Pelidnota punctata mating
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
July 25, 2015 7:12 pm
I saw these grapevine beetles mating in Minneapolis Minnesota on July 19 2015. They were beside an urban sidewalk in a residential area not far from a lake. The pictures turned out nicely, so I thought you might like to have them.
Signature: Mary

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Hi Mary,
Technically, your images are documenting the courtship of Grapevine Beetles rather than the actual act of mating, but that is really splitting hairs with us.  It is also awesome that this courtship is taking place on a grapevine.  Your images are an excellent addition to our archives.

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

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Subject: Googling “olive green beetle” only brings up car pictures….
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
July 25, 2015 3:21 pm
Dear Sir
My friends found this beetle in their house today (25/07/15). They can’t find an exact match in any book…could you help satisfy our curiousity?
Signature: J

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear J.,
We found a pretty close match to your Leaf Beetle online, but we are not certain if the black thoracic region on your individual is accurate, or a result of the lighting, because all the images of
Lochmaea capreae that we found have lighter coloration, including the ones on Diptera Info and on Insects of Scotland where the thorax is described as:  “a slightly yellowish pronotum with three uneven black markings on it.”  So, we are not certain if we have correctly identified your beetle to the species level, but we are confident it is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.

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