Green June Beetle

Subject: Large bug
Location: Yonkers, ny
June 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Please identify this bug outside my house. We are overwhelmed with them right now and I’ve lived here 25 years. We’ve never seen them before. They’re approximately 3/4-1 inch long
Signature: Julie

Green June Beetle
Green June Beetle

Dear Julie,
This highly variable species,
Cotinis nitida, can range from a yellow-brown color to bright green, but it is commonly called a Green June Beetle.  See BugGuide for additional information.

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  1. Thank you! These are swarming around my yard. We are having a dry summer and at first I thought they were more Cicada Killer Wasps. Glad to know these are just beetles

    In New Buffalo, MI- extreme sw corner of the state.


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