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Subject: OLIVE GREEN BEETLE
Location: Crawfordsville, Indiana
June 27, 2017 7:58 am
Found this beautiful fairly large beetle on the window of my office at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Late June. Hope you can help.
Signature: Ecuaprof

Grapevine Beetle

Dear Ecuaprof,
This is a Grapevine Beetle and they are generally a pale yellow color with six dark spots on the elytra.  Some individuals lack spots and some Grapevine Beetles are more orange in color.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  Your individual appears to have encountered some trauma.  One elytron appears damaged and the thoracic region appears to be separating from the abdominal region.

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Subject: FANTASTIC Wheel bug EATING Japanese Beetle
Location: Lignum virginia
June 26, 2017 6:52 pm
Captured this guy on my peach tree today snacking on a Japanese Beetle! Wanted to see if you could add it to your album! Thanks and love your site!!!
JUNE 26th summer in Virginia on a 25yr old peach tree.
Signature: Thank you

Wheel Bug Nymph eats Japanese Beetle

We are thrilled to add your image of a Wheel Bug nymph eating an invasive, exotic Japanese Beetle to our Food Chain tag.  We have other images in our archive of Wheel Bugs feeding upon Japanese Beetles.

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Subject: Goldsmith Beetle
Location: Western Nebraska I-80
June 24, 2017 9:49 am
We found this beetle in Nebraska and I knew it was something special.
Signature: Candy

Goldsmith Beetle

Dear Candy,
Your image of this beautiful Goldsmith Beetle is a welcome addition to our archives.

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Subject: Cool bug
Location: St. Augustine, FL
June 23, 2017 7:52 pm
Found this bug in St. Augustine, never seen anything like it!
Signature: Yoda

Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear Yoda,
This is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle, and just yesterday we posted an image of a horned male.  Male Eastern Hercules Beetles are the heaviest North American Beetles.

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Subject: Possible Dynastes in Christiansburg, Virginia
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
June 23, 2017 5:44 am
Dear Sir,
We saved this specimen from certain death by car tire and are wondering if you can identify him. I thought it might be a male Dynastes tityus but the yellow coloring does not seem to match that species.
Signature: John Burke

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear John,
You are correct that this is a male Eastern Hercules Beetle, and it is our first reported sighting of the season.  Because of your kindness, we are tagging your posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

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Subject: Goldsmith Beetle
Location: Ogunquit, Maine
June 9, 2017 8:13 pm
Beautiful Goldsmith Beetle tonight, feel feee to post of you’d like!
Signature: Jen

Goldsmith Beetle

Dear Jen,
Your request was sent on the first day of our much needed holiday, and we just returned to the office Tuesday, so we are embarking upon the impossible task of responding to requests that arrived in our absence and posting the most interesting submissions.  Your Goldsmith Beetle image is gorgeous, and warrants featuring on our scrolling feature bar for a spell.

Awww, thanks! 🙂

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