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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Reston
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Anyone know what this is? It's huge.
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Please identify this huge bug in my backyard-beetle-va.jpg  
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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Looks like a June bug to me. They've been bad this summer.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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It looks like a scarab beetle, they're harmless.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Looks like a harmless beetle to me also - hope we don't get corrected that it leaves a trail of deadly poison wherever it wanders! Also, that doesn't look huge to me - you will want to avoid the American south - they know what a huge "water bug" is.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Reston
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Thanks looks like a Scarab Beetle from searching the web. Those things are HUGE.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Definitely a scarab/dung beetle. They get bigger than that but are totally harmless.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:20 AM
 
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About ten years ago, I found a 3 to 4 inch beetle (I'm not exaggerating) on the underside of my patio canopy. It was dark black. It flew away when I shook the canopy.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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His babies are in your yard, eatin your grass.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Its mate has cleverly disguised herself as a 1985 U.S. penny. They're pretty stealthy.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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It looks like a scarab beetle, they're harmless.
Scarabaeidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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