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Subject: Grapevine Beetle
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 25, 2016 2:44 pm
Unusual find for our location, and we have no grapevines nearby. Beautiful beetle.
Signature: Derek

Grapevine Beetle

Grapevine Beetle

Dear Derek,
You are correct that this is a Grapevine Beetle, and according to BugGuide:  “Adults feed on grape (Vitis) foliage and fruit, both wild and cultivated species. Not a serious pest. Larvae host on dead
Acer, Celtis, Juglans, Malus, Platanus, Quercus, Ulmus spp.”  Though we don’t want to take the time to research all genera of larval hosts, they include maple, walnut, oak and elm and we are relatively certain some of those trees are found nearby.  Also, the adult plant host list might be incomplete.  Folks who want to start butterfly gardens quickly learn that if they do not have caterpillar host plants to produce the butterflies, they will not have many visitors to the flowers they plant.

Grapevine Beetle (image lightened)

Grapevine Beetle (image lightened)

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Subject: Unidentified Lashed Beauty in Colorado
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
July 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Dear Bugman,
Curious what type lashed bug this might be. I found it on my front porch one evening about 2 weeks ago, early July. It was maybe an inch and a half or so. Hoping you can help.
Signature: Curious friend

Lined June Beetle

Lined June Beetle

Dear Curious Friend,
This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus Polyphylla, and according to BugGuide:  “Large June beetles, most with obvious white scales on elytra often forming stripes. Species identification often difficult.”  It might be a Ten Lined June Beetle,
Polyphylla decemlineata, which does range as far east as Colorado.  What you have called “lashes” are actually the flabellate or fan shaped antennae that characterize the male June Beetles in this genus.

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Subject: Unknown beetle
Location: Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
July 22, 2016 2:15 pm
This beetle (and many others like it) have shown up in my uncle’s pool in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. Any help identifying it would be appreciated. :)
Signature: Jeff Robinson

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Dear Jeff,
This is an invasive, exotic Japanese Beetle and we have already made a posting this year commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of its accidental introduction. Most home gardeners in eastern North American are very familiar with Japanese Beetles, dreading their yearly appearance when they feed upon the leaves and blossoms of roses, fruit trees and many other cultivated trees, shrubs and flowers. 

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Subject: Cedar beetle ?
Location: New Hampshire
July 22, 2016 7:54 pm
Hello the misses and I have found a few of these around our porch and light lately and was wondering if you know what kind it is.
Signature: Rob

Variegated June Beetle

Variegated June Beetle

Dear Rob,
Though the antennae are very similar to a Cedar Beetle, we believe this is actually a Variegated June Beetle,
Polyphylla variolosa, and you are correct that they are attracted to lights.

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Subject: Ten-Lined June Beetle
Location: Glendale, California
July 15, 2016 6:41 am
My sister sent me this image while at a railroad museum in Glendale. She said a little boy was harassing it when she came across it, which is why its wings are like that, I assume. Your site helped me identify it as a male. I think its beautiful.
Signature: JB from Vegas

Ten Lined June Beetle from Glendale

Ten Lined June Beetle from Glendale

Dear JB,
You are correct that this is a male Ten Lined June Beetle, but we wonder if the railroad museum you mentioned is Traveltown in Griffith Park which is in Los Angeles near the Glendale Border.  We are also including an image of a Ten Lined June Beetle we shot last night on our screen door with this posting.  Last year was the first time we have found a Ten Lined June Beetle in Mount Washington in the 21 years we have lived here, and it is now our third sighting of this year with the other two being females.  These sightings at our office represent either a range expansion, or a reintroduction of a previously extirpated species.

Ten Lined June Beetle from Mount Washington

Ten Lined June Beetle from Mount Washington

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Subject: What kind of bug is this
Location: Muskegon heights Michigan
July 17, 2016 5:59 am
I found this bug in my driveway… i thought maybe a june bug but it looks a little different. .
Signature: Natalie Jager

Grapevine Beetle

Grapevine Beetle

Dear Natalie,
The reason you thought this Grapevine Beetle resembled a June Bug is that both are in the Scarab Beetle family Scarabaeidae.  The Grapevine Beetle was our featured Bug of the Month last month.

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