Subject: june beetle specie
Location: near Mannford, OK
July 26, 2014 1:31 pm
Found in my garage, July 3, west of Tulsa Oklahoma. Have seen only this one, have never seen one like it before. I released it into the woods hoping it would find a mate and make more. Will I regret that?
This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus Polyphylla, but it is not the most common species we are asked to identify, the Ten Lined June Beetle. See BugGuide for images and reported sightings of many of the members of this genus. The well-developed antennae indicates that this is a male. We believe releasing your individual was a fine decision.
Thank you very much, Daniel! From your website photos I had begun to believe it was the Lined JB but your confirmation is good to have. I hope he is out there with a mate!
Thanks for all your work in identifying “bugs” and your website is informative & beautiful.