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Ten-lined June beetle

Polyphylla decemlineata


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.


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

1 Species ID Suggestions

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

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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 8 years ago


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 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 8 years ago

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

AdamBrown 8 years ago

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

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Golden, Colorado, USA

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

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