Location:  Socorro, NM, USA
July 19, 2010 8:30 am
I encountered this fair-sized beetle on our door upon taking out some trash. It was kind enough to stay put as I ran and grabbed the camera. Sorry for the relatively poor quality; it was dark and my camera has a tendency to over-saturate with the flash. It was a little over an inch long, by my estimation.
Grady Owens

Lined June Beetle

Hi Grady,
As you indicated, your photo is not ideal quality, however, we are confident that this is a Lined June Beetle in the genus
Polyphylla.  We cannot, however, commit to an exact species identification.  Perhaps it is Polyphylla hirsuta, a species that BugGuide reports from nearby Arizona.

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