Polyphylla decemlineata (June bug)

Ten-lined Beetle
Beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata)

June 23, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah County, OR: Chris found this June bug crawling on the back porch. They appear at least annually but are a rare event. According to what I read they nibble on conifer needles at night. If disturbed they will hiss like a cat. Chris assures me they don’t bite. This one is about the size of my thumb from the last knuckle to the end. I picked it up… it hissed but didn’t bite.

byLarry

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