Subject:  green beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Indianapolis, IN
Date: 09/04/2017
Time: 07:53 PM EDT
Found this pretty green beetle outside today. It was fairly big, more than an inch long
How you want your letter signed:  Sarah H

Green June Beetle

Dear Sarah,
Though it is theoretically a Fruit and Flower Chafer, this metallic green beauty,
Cotinis nitida, is commonly called a Green June Beetle.  According to BugGuide, their food is:  “Adults: Pollen; ripening fruits, especially peaches; and the fruit and leaves of many shrubs.   Larvae: roots of many plants including: grasses, alfalfa, vegetables, tobacco, and ornamental plants.”

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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