Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hairy June (Southern Masked Chafer) Beetle

June Beetles, aka Junebugs, aka May Beetles are in the Scarab family (Scarabaeidae). These are the guys you hear thwacking against your porch lights and screens at night and, in our case, also in the house pummeling the pendant and ceiling pocket lights since our kitchen door is always open so the pooches can go outside anytime to repose in the moonlight under the front portico - yup, our pups are ridiculously spoiled...

The Sericas are small to medium sized (1/4 - 3/8") and hairless, while the Cyclocephalas are medium-sized (1/2") and hairy, and this one is definitely of the more hirsute variety.

7/12/14 Hairy June/Southern Masked Chafer Beetle (Cyclocephalas sp.)

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