Scarab beetle

6855.        Just recently started to see these in our vestibule. Looks like a type of beetle. Crushed one and it is very hard. It was still alive after I squeeze it using my grabber. Eventually died when I sprayed it with 1Shot wasp spray. Scarborough, ON. Canada

Number 6855. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), likely one of the so-called May beetles/June bugs in the genus Phyllophaga. They are foliage feeders while the larvae (‘white grubs’) of some species can be destructive lawn/turf pests feeding on roots of grasses. Click here for an example.