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Subject: This bug thing
Location: Southern California, USA
July 28, 2017 10:53 pm
So I was doing dishes, then I saw my cat playing with this Beatle thing, so I would like to know if I should be concerned or not. It sure looks pretty though! And the climate is about 75 degrees at night and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a bug like this before.
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Ten Lined June Beetle

This is an impressive Ten Lined June Beetle, and his fanlike antennae indicate he is a male.  Ten Lined June Beetles make an audible squeaking noise known as stridulation when they are disturbed.

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Subject: Mystery Beetle
Location: Portland ME
July 24, 2017 6:54 am
Hello Bugman!
I found a large beetle on the sidewalk of Portland, ME. It looks like a scarab species and it is bigger than an inch. I’ve talked to others about it and a few of them have seen them around the Central Massachusetts area as well. Any guesses?
Thanks!
Signature: Claire Frederick

Hermit Flower Beetle

Dear Claire,
The habitat of the
Hermit Flower Beetle is “rotten logs in woodlands and orchards; adults nocturnal, come to lights” according to BugGuide.  Did you by chance sniff at this Scarab Beetle?  Its other common name is Odor of Leather Beetle.

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Subject: ID bug
Location: Denver, CO
July 21, 2017 5:21 pm
What is this bug?
Signature: Donna

Bumble Flower Beetle

Dear Donna,
Based on this BugGuide image, we feel confident that this is a Bumble Flower Beetle,
Euphoria inda.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults emerge in the late summer, overwinter, and then become active in the early spring, which accounts for the bimodal curve in adult activity” and “Adults visit flowers for pollen and/or nectar. Sometimes damage flowers. Also takes rotting fruit, corn, sap, other plant juices.”

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Subject:  Ten Lined June Beetle
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
July 13, 2017 10:08 AM
Though we have been quite familiar with Ten Lined June Beetles in Southern California, prior to 2015, our encounters were limited to higher elevations including Pasadena and La Cañada, but that changed with our first Ten Lined June Beetle sighting at our urban Los Angeles, Mount Washington location.  Since that time, they have become a regular summer sighting at our office, much to the amusement of our feline.  This male Ten Lined June Beetle began to stridulate quite loudly when the cat threatened from the other side of the screen.

Ten Lined June Beetle

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Subject: Large, black beetle in NY
Location: NY, Westchester County
July 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Thanks in advance for your ID help! Notes:
– length = est. 1.25″ – 1.5″
– Westchester County, NY
– found outside
– July 21, 2017
– est. 86F, sunny, est. 65% humidity
Signature: McBeetleus

Hermit Flower Beetle

Dear McBeetleus,
The Hermit Flower Beetle is also known as the Odor of Leather Beetle, according to BugGuide:  “for strong odor of ‘Russian Leather.'”

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Subject: Large striped beetle in Montana
Location: NW Montana, USA
July 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Found two of these large (a little more than an inch long) striped beetles at a service station in the Flathead Valley near larch and pine forest in NW Montana. Probably drawn in by lights the night before. Can you help me ID?
Signature: Dorinda Troutman

LIned June Beetle

Dear Dorinda,
This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus
Polyphylla, but we are not comfortable providing a species name as there are many similar looking members of the genus, and BugGuide, our favorite source for North American identifications, is currently unavailable.

Daniel:
I very much appreciate your prompt reply with an answer. My husband told me it was a June beetle when I showed him the photo yesterday, and I had seen somewhat similar ones, but not exactly the same, on your website. My beetle did not show antennae and its head and body were two different colors. I’m happy with the general name.
Thank you again,
Dorinda Troutman

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