Subject: June Bug Love
Location: Los Angeles
July 16, 2012 10:05 pm
Caught these two by my front door. Jeez, you’d think they’d get a room! Is there no shame anymore? 🙂
Seriously, pictures taken on evening of July 15th 2012 in Los Angeles, California. They seemed to be in this position for more than couple of hours.
Signature: Phil Hackett
While we understand that a common name for this Scarab Beetle is a June Bug, and like the Lady Bug, this is actually incorrect as both are beetles. May Beetle or June Beetle is a more correct common name. Thanks so much for submitting your Bug Love photos. We are not the best at deciphering the difference between the species of June Beetles but we believe these may be members of the genus Cyclocephala which are classified as Rhinoceros Beetles in the subfamily Dynastinae based on photos on BugGuide where they are referred to as Masked Chafers. For the record, Charles Hogue acknowledges that they are in the subfamily Dynastinae, but still includes them with the June Beetles in his book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin. We have been noticing a very small species of June Beetle, about 1/8 inch long, at our own porch light this summer in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Mt Washington.