Subject:  What kind of moth is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Sylmar, California
Date: 10/02/2017
Time: 10:15 PM EDT
What kind of moth is this? I really want to know. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed:  Anywhere

Lined June Beetle

Dear Anywhere,
This is not a moth.  It is a Lined June Beetle in the genus
Polyphylla, most likely the Ten Lined June Beetle, a common species found during the summer in Southern California.  This is late in the season for a sighting.  BugGuide does include September sightings in both Arizona and California, but there are no reported October sightings.

Location: Sylmar, California

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