Subject: Cedar beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Barrie Ontario Canada
Time: 10:50 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Just wanting to know what this cool looking, moose antler, beetle is.
How you want your letter signed: Stacey
Though it looks similar, this is not a Cedar Beetle. It is a Lined June Beetle, probably a Variegated June Beetle, Polyphylla variolosa, which is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Eggs are laid on soil near host plants. Larvae hatch, burrow down and feed on roots of shrubs, trees, require 2-3 years to reach maturity. Pupation is in underground chambers. Adults come to lights.”