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PostInsect Rod on 1/12/2017, 2:56 pm

I think this is what some call a green June beetle.
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PostPraxibetelix on 1/12/2017, 3:12 pm

So pretty, wow! What a bizarre looking head.
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PostInsect Rod on 1/12/2017, 3:46 pm

Glad you like it, is one of my dead pets from several years ago.
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PostT.C. on 1/12/2017, 3:54 pm

I think I seen those in my area once, or maybe on a trip i seen on one. There colors are really cool.
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PostInsect Rod on 1/12/2017, 4:05 pm

We have plenty of those all through the summer.
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Postmothman27 on 1/12/2017, 5:21 pm

Let me know if you get extras, I haven't found any yet.

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PostInsect Rod on 1/12/2017, 7:19 pm

Cotinis nitida is a species of the southeastern United States so they may not be in your area. Just remind me of any extras mothman, later in the summer.
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PostCanadian anter on 1/13/2017, 12:05 pm

I've seen green junebugs once
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Postmothman27 on 1/13/2017, 1:22 pm

I have found Euphoria

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Postant_genius on 1/13/2017, 3:01 pm

Yep it's a Green June beetle. Also known as Cotinis Nitida
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PostInsect Rod on 1/13/2017, 7:52 pm

When removed from the soil the L2 and into the L3 stage the C nitida larvae will crawl around on its back, even though it has 6 tiny legs.
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Postmothman27 on 1/13/2017, 8:19 pm

Has anyone else noticed ant_genius' age?!?
btw ant_genius, nice avatar, I see some nice insects there!

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PostInsect Rod on 1/13/2017, 8:37 pm

Nice avatar ant genius, I noticed age 97, hope to make it to 70 one day.
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Postant_genius on 1/14/2017, 1:48 am

lol! Thanks
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Postant_genius on 1/15/2017, 10:54 am

@mothman27 wrote:Has anyone else noticed ant_genius' age?!?
btw ant_genius, nice avatar, I see some nice insects there!

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Postpannaking22 on 1/15/2017, 3:47 pm

Mothman, we should have some up in our area as well, I've found C. nitida every summer in central Illinois.

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