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Ten-lined June beetle

Polyphylla decemlineata

Description:

Also known as a Watermelon beetle. It was about 1 inch long, and it hissed a lot when I picked it up (in a cup). I thought it might be spraying something, but I think it was just a hiss...I didn't smell anything or see any cloud of mist. I brought it in my room and set it on a black book for my background.

Habitat:

It was in the hallway of my apartment. (inside)

1 Species ID Suggestions

JackSwaim
JackSwaim 8 years ago
Ten-Lined Junebug
Polyphylla decemlineata Ten-lined June beetle


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6 Comments

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 8 years ago

Sorry for my absence Carol.....I just sort of stopped for a while....No reason in particular. I guess I just got busy. I might have a couple things to add pretty soon.
Thanks. Smith'sZoo

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

awesome!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Very cool bug Adam! Haven't seen you around the water cooler on PN recently. Hope you are doing well. Have a great week!

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 8 years ago

Alice. It either hissed or was able to make some kind of hissing sound. So what are those thinks attached to it's face?....the big feet looking things.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

That's interesting. I didn't know they hissed!

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 8 years ago

Thanks Jack! That looks like a great match. I'll add the ID.

AdamBrown
Spotted by
AdamBrown

Golden, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jun 30, 2012

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