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
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.