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Subject:  What’s That Big?
Geographic location of the bug: Glassell Park
Date: 06/04/2018
Time: 09:43 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
What’s this bug? It has joined us in the early glassell park evening. Sunglasses for scale.
How you want your letter signed:  Best Locust love

Ten Lined June Beetle

Dear Locust love,
This is a Ten Lined June Beetle.  Our editorial staff just saw one yesterday and we have been seeing them yearly recently.  Our first Mount Washington sighting was 2015.

Update:  June 7, 2018
Just as he was getting ready to leave for a holiday in Ohio, Daniel was visited by this Ten Lined June Beetle at our Mount Washington office.

Ten Lined June Beetle

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Subject:  Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Winfield, Missouri
Date: 06/12/2018
Time: 06:46 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I grew up in Winfield, Mo and have never seen this bug ever in my 44 years. What is it? Should we be worried? Is it dangerous?
How you want your letter signed:  Tracy C.

Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear Tracy,
This is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle, the heaviest North American Beetle, and it poses no threat to you.  Instead of being worried, you should feel lucky to have sighted her.  Male Eastern Hercules Beetles are even larger and have horns.

I am a true country girl and love nature. This type thing interests me a great deal. I do feel lucky. It took me 44 years to see one. She is neat looking. Thank you for your response. Now I know who to go to whenever I find bugs I don’t know about.

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Subject:  Big weird beetle like bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Vancouver BC
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 02:58 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It flew in a window at night. It seemed to fly awkwardly and made a loud sound when flying. It also seemed to be grooming its antenna.
How you want your letter signed:  Rob

Ten-Lined June Beetle

Dear Rob,
This is a Ten-Lined June Beetle and they are frequently attracted to lights.  They will also stridulate when handled, meaning they make squeaking sounds by rubbing body parts together.  Just last week, a large male Ten-Lined June Beetle was on the screen door at the What’s That Bug? offices in Mount Washington, Los Angeles.

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Subject:  Unknown Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern Iowa
Date: 05/31/2018
Time: 10:48 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I was wondering if you could help me identify this beetle? It flew while making a loud buzzing noise and appeared mostly white in color. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  No preference

Goldsmith Beetle

Though lighter in color than most individuals, we believe this is a Goldsmith Beetle.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  We will be postdating your submission to go live to our site during the middle of June when our editorial staff is away from the office on holiday.

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Subject:  Male Eastern Hercules Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Meridianville, Alabama
Date: 06/09/2018
Time: 11:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  If you ever wondered how tough these are, well, I met this one by accidentally stepping on him at a gas station!   I felt something under my foot that shouldn’t have been there — then felt it pushing back up at me!  As it turns out, I’d stunned the poor fellow, so I collected him and brought him the few miles home.  After getting these photos, I let him loose onto a tall plant on my back porch.  Apparently,  he was feeling much more spry by this point, as he clambered right to the top of the plant and promptly had to hold on for dear life as it bent over under his huge weight!  I hope he will have taken off into the nearby woods by the time sunrise comes.
How you want your letter signed:  J. R. Caldoon

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear J.R.,
Thanks so much for submitting your awesome images of a male Eastern Hercules Beetle, our first images of this species this year.  June and July are Moth, Caterpillar and Beetle months for our site, and that is the time we get most of our Northern Hemisphere images of representatives from those orders.  Thanks also for the care you took in helping to ensure that this magnificent male Hercules Beetle did not become a casualty at the gas station and for that reason, we are tagging your submission with the Bug Humanitarian Award.  The lights at gas stations often attract Moths, Beetles and other insects.  The exoskeleton of many beetles, including the Hercules Beetles, is quite resilient.

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

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Subject:  Large Garden bug
Geographic location of the bug:  United Kingdom (burton on trent)
Date: 05/30/2018
Time: 04:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please identify this bug as it is troubling my children
How you want your letter signed:  Joe smith

Cockchafer

Dear Joe,
This Cockchafer is a relatively common Scarab Beetle found in the UK and other parts of Europe. 

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