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Casey's June Beetle | by USFWS Pacific Southwest Region
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Casey's June Beetle

Casey's June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi) is less than an inch long and has a dusty brown or whitish color, with brown and cream longitudinal stripes on its wing covers and back. It is found in the Palm Canyon Wash area in the southern part of the City of Palm Springs, California, and on portions of Agua Caliente Tribal reservation lands. The beetle prefers habitat consisting of Carsitas gravelly sands that form at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It also lives in underground burrows, emerging sometime between late March and early June. (Jon Avery/USFWS)

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Taken on October 26, 2010