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Beetles have two pair of wings; the first being part of the hardened sheath that covers the second pair. Beetles have various size and shapes. In general their bodies are divided into 3 parts: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen.


There is a high diversity in beetles. Therefore, they can be found in all major habitats, except marine and polar regions. This being said, I found mine outside of my friends apartment.


I found it interesting that insects gravitate toward light to seek protection from predators. No wonder insects are always flying around the porch light!

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Student 10 years ago
June Bug
Phyllophaga Phyllophaga (genus)

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Aaron_G 10 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

student5 10 years ago

Poor thing looks like he just got out of fight!

student17 10 years ago

The poor guy is looking a little roughed up!

student1 10 years ago

This beetle looks like it lost a few legs!

student9 10 years ago

I always wonder why they move in the light good research Rueben

student2 10 years ago

How interesting that June Bugs gravitate towards the light to hide from predators. I wonder if it is because the light kills other bugs that are more sensitive to light?
Julie Breedon

maggie2 10 years ago

Hi Reuben,

I hate June Bugs - or really any kind of beetle. My mom used to tell stories about tying strings to the legs of June Bugs when she was a child in the 1950's. I never believed her, but I googled it this morning and it seems that was a Southern tradition before the days of iPods:

University of Georgia
Spotted by a stud ent at University of Georgia

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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