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Variegated June Beetle?
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
July 31, 2011 8:56 pm
There were many of these around the cabin where we were vacationing in Blue Ridge, GA. They made a hissing noise like an air compressor!
Signature: Dawn Jones

Variegated June Beetle

Hi Dawn,
You are correct. This is a Variegated June Beetle, one of the Lined June Beetles.  The hissing sound is produced by rubbing together external body parts and it is called stridulation.

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Location: Georgia

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