Green June Beetles feeding on sap

Scarab beetle?
Location: Near Dallas, Texas
October 24, 2010 7:22 pm
It was dusk and I these bugs on the bark of a Red Oak in Collin County, Texas which is 20 miles north of Dallas, Texas. These bugs were everywhere on the tree. It would appear they were taking sap from the tree. Is this bug a danger to the livelyhood of the tree?
Signature: Shelly S

Green June Beetles feeding

Hi Shelly,
These Green June Beetles in the genus Cotinis are indeed feeding on sap.  They did not harm the tree, but they are taking advantage of the oozing sap.  There are several species of Green June Beetles, sometimes called Figeaters, with ranges that overlap in Texas.

Thank you Daniel!  I sure appreciate the response.
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Leave a Comment