Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June bug

How do June bugs know when it is June?? They showed up here, out on the porch, on June the first.

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  1. Gosh! That's what they look like? I've heard of them, but didn't know what they looked like. Thank you for showing us.

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    1. It is a bit bigger than it looks in the picture. And they are quite noisy making a sort of buzzy sound.

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  2. It is strange, but for the last several years the June bugs here in North Louisiana arrived in May. Each year it happened, I was a little concerned about a connection to climate change. This year, the only June bug I've seen was two days ago. Now, I'm worried about the delay!

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    1. I found a site for kids that explains them a bit. https://www.bugfacts.net/june-bug.php
      And this site explains that they are called June bugs and May beetles! https://www.britannica.com/animal/June-beetle
      Sounds like they can be destructive, but we've never had enough to matter.

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  3. They're late here. Starting to worry about them. :-)

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    1. I should keep track to see if we have them every year or not. I expect weather would be a factor in when/if they appear. So much to learn in this world!

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  4. That's amazing - but isn't nature always amazing.

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  5. Oh my, that was my Dad's nickname, he was a Junior and his family called him Junebug.

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  6. We used to see a lot of them in San Diego, but not so many in Nebraska, which I think is odd. Haven't seen any in Oregon!

    Love, love, love your new header!

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    1. It is amazing to me what bugs live where, and how some seem to be everywhere. Thanks about the header. Apple blossoms are everywhere I go these days. And all the trees on our land are full of blossoms.

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  7. Ha...this isn't what we call a June Bug. Our June Bug is a big squareish green bug. I will post a photo when I see one. They should be emerging at any time.

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    1. There is a touch of iridescent color in the black. It might be green. But def not square.

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    2. Maybe it is just the angle of the photo.??

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  8. Oh, Nan, I absolutely adore June bugs! Problem is, they don't seem to live for very long. I love the totally unique buzzing sound that they make. What a Perfect BUG! Here's my toast to the specialness of June Bugs! (Also love that header photo!)

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    1. I had to go out on the porch and turn them right side up. Haven't seen them since, but it has been quite cool and windy. I love your comment!

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  9. I have an irrational fear of June bugs. Ever since some of them got caught in my hair when I was a child. I know they don't hurt you but I start stomping and screaming when they come near me. My husband thinks I'm so weird.

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