Found all over North America, I hide
in trees during the day. As adult beetles, we
swarm in great numbers in early summer,
usually at dark and are strongly attracted
What I eat:
As a larva, I live
underground and eat the roots
of grasses and other plants.
As an adult, I feed at night and
eat vegetation, usually the leaves
from trees and bushes.
What I look like:
I am less than
one inch in length, am dark brown to
blackish in color, have a hard casing and
How I am born:
I go through four stages of
development: egg, larva, pupa and adult. My
egg is laid in the ground, and I can live for two to
three years in the ground as a larva before surfacing
to become an adult. My total lifespan is up to four years.