Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ten-lined June Beetle

I'll leave the expert analysis for Tim, but we found this character clinging to a window screen and couldn't help but admire him. He was about the length of the first joint of my thumb. Looking through the Bug Guide, I'm guessing him to be a scarab beetle of some kind, probably a Polyphylla decemlineata.

I left the images pretty big, so clicking on them should be rewarding. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Tim Eisele said...

I think your identification is correct, none of the other related beetles seem to have such clear, distinct lines. He's a big one, isn't he?

For some reason, the "lined" June beetles don't seem to live up here in Michigan. All of ours are the uniformly-colored dark brown ones.