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What The Heck Is This #806081

Asked August 13, 2022, 2:07 PM EDT

Found this beetle dead outside on my deck and was wondering what it was. The gift card is there for size reference, it's about 3/4 inch. Thank you guys so much for your help!

Fairfield County Ohio

Expert Response

Hi Liz.
This little beauty is a Cotinis nitida, otherwise called a Green June Beetle. The have one generation per year. The adults lay eggs in the soil and they typically emerge in June of July.
Here is a link for more details.
https://extensionentomology.tamu.edu/insect_scientific_name/cotinis-nitida/
Yen Hanes-MGV Replied August 13, 2022, 3:42 PM EDT

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