All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Green June Beetle; Junebug</strong>
<em>Cotinis nitida</em> / Coleoptera
Santa Rosa Co., FL
Sept. 1, 2007
I found this beetle on the beach, it was nearly dead. Normally, these insects are difficult to photograph because they are quite activ...
Green June Beetle; Junebug
Cotinis nitida / Coleoptera
Santa Rosa Co., FL
Sept. 1, 2007
I found this beetle on the beach, it was nearly dead. Normally, these insects are difficult to photograph because they are quite active, flying close to the ground. Junebugs lay their eggs in soil and emerge as large, white grubs. When my husband was a boy, he would catch these beetles and tie a thread around a leg to let them fly in circles over his head.

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