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Subject:  Blue green beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Central NC USA
Date: 03/13/2021
Time: 03:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looking for a name.
How you want your letter signed:  ?

Splendid Earth Boring Dung Beetle

We believe we have correctly identified your beetle as a Splendid Earth Boring Dung Beetle, Geotrupes splendidus, thanks to images posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide it is “Bright green, purplish black, or sometimes light blue. Pronotum coarsely, unevenly punctate. Elytral striae with distinct punctures.”

Splendid Earth Boring Dung Beetle

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Subject:  Cicada???
Geographic location of the bug:  Delaware April 6
Date: 04/08/2021
Time: 10:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you tell me what this is?
How you want your letter signed:  Robin

Scarab Grub

Our Auto-response: Thank you for submitting your identification request.
Please understand that we have a very small staff that does this as a labor of love. We cannot answer all submissions (not by a long shot). But we’ll do the best we can!

Please help me.  I am trying to get this Id so I can send to local paper who wants it if it is a cicada.
Enjoy Life,
Robin Coventry

Scarab Grubs

Dear Robin,
We suspect your urgent identification request is related to the imminent appearance of the Brood X Periodical Cicadas, sometimes called 17-Year Locusts though they are not true locusts.  CicadaMania has information on Brood X which last appeared in 2004, when we were but a fledgeling website.  These are not immature Cicadas.  You did not indicate where they were located.  These are Beetle Grubs.  We suspect they may have been found in or near a rotting stump and we believe, due to their size, that they may be the Grubs of Eastern Hercules Beetles.  Here is an image from BugGuide of Eastern Hercules Beetle Grubs.  The adult male Hercules Beetle is an impressive creature, the heaviest North American Beetle.

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Subject:  Does anyone know what kind of bug his is?
Geographic location of the bug:  Kigali,Rwanda
Date: 11/01/2019
Time: 05:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I came across this bug in the gym, it looked dead but it wasn’t, when I touched it, it flew away.
Does anyone know what is the name of the insect?
How you want your letter signed :  N/A

Scarab Beetle: Pachnoda aemula

Dear N/A,
This is a beautiful Scarab Beetle.  We found a matching image on terrarium.pl where it is identified as
Pachnoda aemula.  Another possibility is  Pachnoda sinuatapictured on iSpot.

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Subject:  Green Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Tomball Texas
Date: 09/27/2019
Time: 07:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Just curious what kind of beetle it is. They are beautiful. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed:  Brianne

Green June Beetle

Dear Brianne,
This is one of the Green June Beetles in the genus
Cotinis, but we are not certain of the species.  Texas is the western edge of the reported range of the Green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida, according to BugGuide data, and Texas is the eastern edge of the reported range of the Green Fig Beetle or Figeater, Cotinis mutabilis, according to BugGuide data.  To further complicate matters, we have learned that Tomball, Texas is just north of Houston, which opens up the possibility that this might be the South Texas Coastal Cotinis, Cotinis boylei, which is profiled on Texas Entomology, though we believe that to be the least likely of the three possible species.

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Subject:  A June Bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Moorestown NJ, southern NJ
Date: 07/24/2019
Time: 04:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug was on the front steps during the afternoon. When I nudged it aside it hissed. It has large fuzzy antenna and yellow speckles on a black body. It is about an inch long.
How you want your letter signed:  Annette

Variegated June Beetle

Dear Annette,
Variegated June Beetles can produce a hissing sound by rubbing parts of their body together, an act known as stridulation.

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Subject:  Beetle with earslike antennas
Geographic location of the bug:  Carpathian Mountains, Romania
Date: 07/21/2019
Time: 03:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  The beetle makes a screeching sound and has a strong grip. Was attracted by light
How you want your letter signed:  Raz

Pine Chafer

Dear Raz,
The sounds this Pine Chafer makes by rubbing together parts of its body is called stridulation.

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