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Green June Beetle

Cotinis nitida

Description:

Family: Scarabaedae. Subfamily: Cetoniinae. Tribe: Cymnetini. Metallic green beetle with beige accent and upper legs. Length: 15-22 mm. Day feeders mostly on fruit, particularly rotting fruit. Larvae considered pests to grasses/lawn when in great numbers.

Habitat:

Meadows, fields.

Notes:

5th photo is a 2nd Green June Beetle spotted at the same time as the other one. (Range is Eastern USA)

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2 Comments

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Thanks! I forgot the video. I am doing that right now. I love how it takes off and moves around. Very pretty too.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Don't think I've seen the green one before, much nice than the regular brown june bug.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 12, 2013

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