What is this?
I was hoping you could Identify this beetle for us. It is large about 1.25 inches long and I can not find an exact match anywhere. My wife wants to know if this is what has been eating her pepper plants! the closest I can find is this photo of the anoxia orientalis but it’s coloring and psuedo striping are not like this beetle Im sending he pic of. We appreciate any help you can provide!
Cameron in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a Ten-Lined June Beetle, and it is not eating your wife’s peppers. They feed on the needles of conifer trees at night.