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Strange looking beetle
July 14, 2009
I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and have never seen one of these bugs in my 30 years in this state. They are about and inch and half long with a striped abdomen. They hiss quite loudly when disturbed. And the antler like formations on the head are very interesting. Is this a native species to Oklahoma.
David Gerlach
Oklahoma City, Ok. USA

Lined June Beetle

Lined June Beetle

Hi David,
This is one of the Lined June Beetles, probably Polyphylla occidentalis.  You can see some matching images on BugGuide.
He has some pretty impressive antennae.

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