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Ten-lined June beetle

Polyphylla decemlineata

Description:

They are relatively large in size, some growing to sizes as large as 1.25 inches (3 cm) or more. As in other members of this genus, the males have large distinctive antennae consisting of several lamellate plates, which they close up when threatened. The antennae are used to detect pheromones emitted by the females.[2] The wing covers (elytra) have four long white stripes and one short stripe each. The underside of the thorax is covered with brownish hairs. This beetle does not bite.

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Ten-lined June Beetle
Polyphylla decemlineata Ten-lined June beetle - Wikipedia


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2 Comments

Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 3 years ago

Many thanks Graham Monroe

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe 3 years ago

Nice spotting! It must get warmer there a lot faster than here in New Mexico... June beetles don't come out in large numbers here until July.

Nacho Garcia
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Nacho Garcia

Guanajuato, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 14, 2017
Submitted on Apr 14, 2017

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