Subject: 10 Lined June Beetle
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
July 2, 2016
Ten Lined June Beetles started appearing at the What’s That Bug? office just last year. Our only interaction with them before that was the pine habitat in higher altitude Pasadena and La Cañada. This lady, who has much smaller antennae than the male who needs to be able to sense her pheromones, appeared on our screen door late last night and we got some flash assisted images today. We are perfectly happy if she wants to wait on our screen door until a suitable suitor arrives. The 10 Lined June Beetle we found in June was already dead, and we suspect porch and garage lights are attracting them. She stridulated (began squeaking by rubbing together parts of her body) when we picked her up to move her higher up on the screen door in the event marauding raccoons are on the prowl tonight.