NFR: Odd insect from Northern California

#1
This guy flew into my propane lantern after dark a couple of weeks ago then landed on the picnic table. I thought he was pretty awesome looking so I snapped a few pictures. At the time I didn't know what it was, only knowing it was a beetle of some sort. My girlfriend nicknamed it a watermelon bug because of the resemblance. Only later I discovered it was a ten lined beetle otherwise known as a watermelon beetle. How about that! Thought some of you might find it interesting.
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Luke77

I hope she likes whitefish
#2
Very cool, I've seen those around once in a while. Most of the time, only find the remains of them or just the shell.
 

Teenage Entomologist

Gotta love the pteronarcys.
#3
Hello sir, I live in Red Bluff, CA, thirty minutes south of Redding. I see this bug every year. They're June bugs, and my Grandma hates them, but I think they're cool. I've always wanted to make a fly pattern for them.
 

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