I do think maybe I have seen this insect before but not commonly in my garden. At my age it could have been anyplace over a long span of time! Thank you friends and readers!
FOLLOW UP POST TO THIS BIG BUG MYSTERY. MY SISTER-IN-LAW PAM SUGGESTED I SEEK HELP FROM LARRY CAPLAN WHO WRITES FOR OUR LOCAL PAPER AND IS AFFILIATED WITH PURDUE UNIVERSITY. HE HAS CONCLUDED AND I AGREE AFTER COMPARISON THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED A GIANT JUNE BUG.
It's name is Giant June Bug not, it is a giant June bug!! I am using Sevin at his suggestion and hope it will solve this infestation. Thanks go out to Pam and to Larry.