Scarab Beetle

Subject: Giant bee-looking insect in Denver
Location: Denver, CO
July 23, 2015 4:04 pm
I found this insect dead outside and I would love to know what it is!
Signature: Lindsey

Scarab Beetle
Scarab Beetle

Dear Lindsey,
We wish you had also provided a
dorsal view as that would have made identification much easier for us.  We believe this is one of the Lined June Beetles in the genus Polyphylla.  There are 32 species in North America, according to BugGuide.  One of the more common species in Western North America is the Ten Lined June Beetle, Polyphylla decemlineata.

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