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    Apr 30, 2014, 04:51 PM
    What is this insect?
    I've lived in the Houston, TX area for 25 years and have never seen this insect, which has been popping up inside my house a lot this month. Does anyone know what it is? It looks like a type of June bug - but not exactly. It has a beautiful pale green exoskeleton that is very, very hard. It likes to play dead too.
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    Apr 30, 2014, 06:01 PM
    Looks like a scarab of some type, but you're right, it isn't a June bug. Do all the ones you've found have the brown coloration on the head?


    Edit: Likely a Chafer Beetle.
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    Apr 30, 2014, 06:11 PM
    Yes - they all have the brown heads. A scarab, really?
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    Apr 30, 2014, 06:13 PM
    Scarab beetles is a group, not a type.
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    Apr 30, 2014, 06:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Catsmine View Post
    Scarab beetles is a group, not a type.
    Thank you - they do look similar to jewel scarabs except their bodies are less rounded. They are very slow-moving too.
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    May 4, 2014, 04:02 PM
    Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Coleoptera, Family Curculionidae. Members of the family are commonly called weevils. Google image search

    It might be Compsus auricephalus, the golden-headed weevil
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    May 5, 2014, 09:13 AM
    Thanks so much Locrian 44 - I do appreciate it.

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