Beetle? ID please!! Thanks [a: turf and ornamental beetle](7 posts)
Hi. My last post was about a bug that turned out to be a black carpet beetle. Since then (2 weeks) I have seen a few more of those including this morning (thanks to my son: Mommy, look...a bug!). And then 30 seconds later I saw this big guy near the tv stand. I recognize it as some sort of beetle but it is larger--about 2cm--and more of a golden color. I took photos of it from the top and its underside.
I am hoping someone--maybe Lou or Paul or any of the other experts--can tell me what kind of beetle it is. And why am I all of a sudden seeing beetles? Is it the warm weather? Do I need to get an exterminator in here? I know it is not a bed bug and that is what this forum is about but I don't know where else to turn before spending money to get an exterminator here.
Dorsal view of insect is too washed out; ventral view better. Either way, it's not a bed bug, but a beetle.
Here is a close up image of the dorsal view. Are you able to tell what kind of beetle it is and if this one might mean there are more (necessitating an exterminator)?
This is appears to be a T&O (turf & ornamental) pest type beetle that would normally be found outdoors where the grub (immature stage) feeds on plant roots and the adult beetle feeds on the foliage (leaves). it may be a Japanese beetle, rose chafer or similar type beetle. In either case it is not
cause for great concern.
These critters do not normally wish to be indoors but may get in occasionally due to faulty doors, windows, screens etc.
Hope this helps ! paul b.
This is an Oriental Beetle (Anomala orientalis). These are very common in the Eastern US.
"This is an Oriental Beetle (Anomala orientalis). These are very common in the Eastern US."
Yes, I was going to offer that species, too, however, the uploaded images have blotches that look kind of green and not sure if the OB is colored that way. Anyway, it is a ruteline scarab from what I can tell and probably belongs to genus Anomala: Yes, a turf & ornamental pest.
Thank you to all!
Yes, Lou, it does have some green markings.
Glad to know that it is nothing of concern and just a wayward beetle we might have brought home from the park with us.
I will sleep better tonight!
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