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Subject: Imposing on Beetles
Location: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
July 8, 2013 7:46 pm
I stumbled upon these beetles having what I assume is intercourse, but I cannot seem to identify them using Google (I thought it knew everything!). They are brownish with red/orange legs.
Perhaps you can help?
Photo was taken in July, on a hot, muggy day.
Signature: Confused Peeping Tom, apparently.

Mating Rose Chafers

Mating Rose Chafers

Dear Confused Peeping Tom,
Though your beetles are a bit darker, we believe these are mating Rose Chafers, Macrodactylus subspinosus.  You can compare your image to this photo of a mating pair of Rose Chafers from BugGuide.  When they are plentiful, Rose Chafers can do considerable damage in the garden.

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Location: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

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