What is this??
Tue, May 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM
This is a picture of a bug I saw on my garbage can in southern California. I have never seen this kind of bug before. In person the orange on the bug is a lot more orange than it shows in the picture. It was at least an inch long and 1/2 inch wide, possibly bigger. It is orange, white and blackish. The white and black are verticle stripes and the orange is on its legs and face.
Is it a bity bug? Is it a poisonus bug? Is this the sort of bug that might move into our house and have lots of little funny looking bugs? How do I get rid of this sort of bug?
Other than munching on some pine tree needles, the Ten Lined June Beetle will not do you nor your home any harm. It will not bite. It is not poisonous, and it will not move into your home to procreate. The grubs live underground and feed on the roots of a variety of plants, but they are never numerous enough to cause damage. Turn off the porch light at night and you will need not fear attracting Ten Lined June Beetles to your house.