Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Polyphylla Decemlineata



It's been warm out so we have a TON of these guys hangin' around the studio.

(thank you The Internet for the photo)
They're a little bigger than a quarter and they're harmless unless they hit you at high speeds. Fortunately i've never actually had a collision with a ten-lined june beetle (at least, not at work) but with the sheer numbers of them it's not an unlikely scenario.

When i was a kid i used to go camping with my parents near Lake Arrowhead and these guys would turn up around dusk every summer. My dad named the first one Elmo, and it stuck. We found Elmos camping at Lake Tahoe too, and the ones there would dive-bomb us in the showers. They're solid little dudes.

8 comments:

mark kennedy said...

Wow your comic is really nice!!!!

Those little guys are delicious too btw.

Laurghita said...

Switch panel 2 with 3 because I have hard time to understand what was the action...

Steve Umbleby said...

Hilarious!

Randeep Katari said...

That is a kickass comic.

We have these in Canada too! Although, y'know, they come out in JUNE...get it...cuz..we have seasons...and...*cough*...snow...

....

*shudder*

I'm gonna go now, gotta prep the igloo plans. Winter's a-comin'.

Ryan Green said...

I've never seen a june beetle with stripes. Maybe this one was in a hurry to ref a beetle soccer game. (Sorry. Bad joke. I couldn't help myself.)

Love the watercolor on this comic!

ZaR said...

Awesome drawing! I call them kamikaze's!

Alina Chau said...

Love the comic, the beetle is real wicked!

John J. Perez said...

thank god your mouth wasn't open. Yumm! Breakfast. :)