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June Bug If I&#039;ve looked good, it&#039;s the next beetle.<br />
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This &quot;June Bug&quot; is a member of the scarab beetle family. Scarabs are stout beetles with large heads and pronotums. Many scarabs have beautiful metallic colors. The scarab beetles&#039; antennae are distinctive, clubbed and tipped with leaflike plates called lamellae, that can be drawn into a compact ball, or fanned out when sensing odors. The front tibia are evolved for digging. The C-shaped larvae, called grubs, are always pale yellow or white. Both adults and larvae are nocturnal. Many scarabs are scavengers that recycle dung, carrion, and decaying vegetable matter. Others are agricultural pests (i.e. the Japanese beetle). The scarab family has 1300 North American species.<br />
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 The site I found this is,  <a href="http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles_June.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles_June.htm</a><br />
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I photographed him the in village &quot;Bergen&quot;, the Netherlands. Garden chafer,Geotagged,Netherlands,Phyllopertha Horticola,Scarabaeidae,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

June Bug

If I've looked good, it's the next beetle.

This "June Bug" is a member of the scarab beetle family. Scarabs are stout beetles with large heads and pronotums. Many scarabs have beautiful metallic colors. The scarab beetles' antennae are distinctive, clubbed and tipped with leaflike plates called lamellae, that can be drawn into a compact ball, or fanned out when sensing odors. The front tibia are evolved for digging. The C-shaped larvae, called grubs, are always pale yellow or white. Both adults and larvae are nocturnal. Many scarabs are scavengers that recycle dung, carrion, and decaying vegetable matter. Others are agricultural pests (i.e. the Japanese beetle). The scarab family has 1300 North American species.

The site I found this is, http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles_June.htm

I photographed him the in village "Bergen", the Netherlands.

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  1. Hi Mike, it's a close relative : Phyllopertha horticola (Garden Chafer / Rozenkever) :o)
    Groetsjens, Arp
    Posted 3 years ago

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The Phyllopertha horticola is a beetle of the family Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae), and is also called chafer beetle. The beetle is somewhat similar to the related June beetle, yet it is smaller, and more hairy on the elytra. The elytra are reddish colored, the rest of the body is black with a green-blue, metallic sheen.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jun 1, 2017. Captured Jun 1, 2017 11:00 in Sluislaan 1, 1861 PG Bergen, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm