Lined June beetle

7245.      Found 2 of them this week in my yard. One was dead and the other was dying. Have not seen them before in my life in Vancouver. I suspected them to be a type of moth? Thanks. Vancouver, BC. Canada

Number 7245. This is a lined June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Polyphylla sp.). It most likely is P. decemlineata, known as the ten-lined June beetle. Their larvae can be pests in orchards/tree farms when they feed on the roots of small trees,  Lined June Beetle detailed information for more detailed information.