Subject: Eastern PA Beetle?
Location: Berks County, PA, USA
July 12, 2013 7:39 am
What is this bug? We found it today (July 12th) in eastern PA, in Berks County, It looks to be about 2 cm long and very buzzy. We live near ponds, creeks, farms and a horse pasture in the rolling foothills of the appalacian mountains. We caught it in a jar. The one picture is from the top, and the other is through the jar’s glass at the bottom. When we let it go it flew away quickly.
Signature: Bug catch and releaser.
Dear Bug catch and releaser,
This is a Green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida, and according to BugGuide: “The adults can often be seen in numbers flying just inches over turf. The larvae may be considered pests because they destroy the roots of valuable plants.”