Location: Monte Vista, Colorado
July 7, 2013 8:54 pm
I live in Monte Vista, Colorado. The beetle comes out more after it rains. It has yellow and gold looking stripes with some thin black lines. It also looks like it has long eyelashes. Very cool! The noise it makes almost sounds like a hiss, and it has a fur like covering underneath it. What is this?
Signature: Lisa Newcomb
This is our featured Bug of the Month this month, a Ten Lined June Beetle, Polyphylla decemlineata. They do “hiss” or stridulate when handled.
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We have these in Western Washington!
I just found one in Tacoma, Wa. Are they harmful in any way? Should I leave it out in the yard or???
They are not considered to be harmful.
El Cajon CA (southern CA) I just found one on my doorstep.
I live in Monroe, WA. I was so excited to see this beetle clinging to my newly hung magnet closure “screen door”. It is beautiful. The stripes are so GOLD it looks like jewelry. The white with the black fine lines and the frilly little “Antlers” are a very artistic touch. I’m not normally a “bug God must have had fun making that one…