The striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum) is a beetle of the family Chrysomelidae and a serious pest of cucurbit crops in both larval and adult stages. It is replaced in the west by Acalymma trivittatum, a duller species often with greyish or pale white elytra rather than yellow.Family: Chrysomelidae.
The ten-lined June beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata), also known as the watermelon beetle, is a scarab beetle found in the western United States and Canada. The adults are attracted to light and feed on foliage.They can make a hissing sound when touched or otherwise disturbed, which can resemble the hissing of a bat.This sound is made by their wings pushing down, forcing the air out between Family: Scarabaeidae.
Beetles are amazing creatures that are easily recognized by their shell-like exteriors. The Coleoptera order is represented in 25,000 different known examples throughout North America and upwards of 350,000 species worldwide - making them the largest order of the animal kingdom.
The following is a gallery of beetle photos taken over the past few years.