Update: June 17, 2016
Subject: We’re posting this image of a dead Ten Lined June Beetle being devoured by Argentine Ants and leaving town
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
June 8, 2016 1:08 AM
Upon leaving the house this afternoon, we moved the garbage to the curb and discovered this dead Ten Lined June Beetle under the recycle bin. We placed it on the fence so we could take an image upon returning. Since it was dark, we needed to use the flash. The beetle is being devoured by invasive Argentine Ants. This is only the second Ten Lined June Beetle we have found in Mount Washington, and it is just shy of a year ago that we had the first Ten Lined June Beetle visit our office. This is most likely our last posting prior to taking a week long holiday, during which time we will not be answering any identification requests. We have postdated numerous submissions to go live during our absence. We will return in mid-June, so kindly hold your requests until after June 17.