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Subject: What pretty eyelashes you have…
Location: Aurora, CO
July 18, 2013 10:45 pm
Hello,
My husband spotted this beauty on the side of our house this evening. I’ve looked up several feather-horned beetles, but can’t find one quite like this one. Would you have any ideas?
Signature: Intrigued in CO

Lined June Beetle

Lined June Beetle

Dear Intrigued in CO,
This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus
Polyphylla.  We are not certain if it is our Bug of the Month, the Ten Lined June Beetle, or a closely related species.  Your individual is a male and he uses those highly developed antennae, which do resemble eyelashes, to locate females by sensing their pheromones.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Aurora, Colorado

One Response to Lined June Beetle

  1. Joshua Beebe says:

    This same beetle showed up on our front porch in Washington today

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