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Iluvmygarden
Hope, BC
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2005
5:31 PM

Post #1621160

I know this thread is typically for plants, but I was hoping someone could help.
I found this beetle on my garage this morning, it is HUGE, an inch and a half or so, dark brown with creamy white stripes.
Kinda looks like a potato beetle, but bigger and sort of different colours.
I just want to know if it is gonna kill trees in my "woodsy" neighborhood...

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tubbss5
Aurora, IL

July 13, 2005
6:26 PM

Post #1621308

Cucumber or Potato bug?
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 13, 2005
8:50 PM

Post #1621626

Your beetle is a male of the Ten-lined June Beetle - Polyphylla decemlineata http://bugguide.net/node/view/23229/bgimage
The enormous clubs on the antennae identify it as being male.
Iluvmygarden
Hope, BC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2005
12:53 AM

Post #1622159

Thank you so much! Good to know it's not a tree killing pest of some sort! I shall return him to the world right now!!!!!

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