June Beetle Pupae

what’s that bug?
these baby bugs were found underground in nothern Arizona. there were ten lined june bug larva near the same area. we have some kind of red june bettles around that look alot like these. perhaps that is what they are? (I sent you the same photo before but I can’t find it on your site, so here it is again)
D. Pipkin

Hi D.,
These are Scarab Beetle Pupae, and the Red June Beetles you mention are a very likely candidate.

2 thoughts on “June Beetle Pupae”

  1. Hello! I am developing a life cycle diagram to support a status assessment for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Casey’s June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi). I would like to ask your permission to use the Scarab beetle pupae from this page, potential red june beetle from Arizona. We have not observed D. caseyi pupae and the figure would indicate that this is a generalized scarb pupae. I appreciate your consideration. Please reach out if you have questions. Thank you!


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