Wednesday, May 9, 2007

June Bugs

I was sitting in my hot tub late last night and noticed that the June bugs are out. I got to thinking about these neat little beetles and have a few unanswered questions about them. Why do they call them June bugs when we always see them mid to late May? Where do they come from? Why are they only here for just a short amount of time? Where do they disappear to? Inquiring minds want to know!

11 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

I don't know!!! But I do know I don't care for them!!

Lori B said...

I don't know either.
But that is too funny as my daughter Megan was looking at the June bugs the other day when I picked her up from preschool.

Jennifer Pendley said...

I hate these nasty little beasts! They get in your hair, down your shirt, and pinch!! Why is it that they will be all over the place and then disappear all at once for the rest of the night? Good questions Chris! Let us know when you find out the answers and if there is any way for these little beasts to become extinct?!?!?!

amy said...

Great questions and I want a hot tub..I am blog browsing...
Glad I stopped by

Annoyed said...

I have no idea where the darn things come from, but they give me the heeby-geebies! They crunch when you step on them, too. *blah!!*

Annoyed said...

(Annoyed = Dakota from "Where's Mommy's Prozac?")

~ Amy ~ said...

Ahhhh....HOT TUB! Wish I had one. I bet it feels so good after a long days work. As for that weird little bug - I haven't a clue!

Jeff and Erin said...

I found your blog though another..hope you don't mind that I stopped by :)!

I HATE Junebugs (they crunch when they hit windows..yuck!) and I too have wondered why they call them Junebugs when we see them in May. At least they don't stick around very long! :)

Erin

Just Mom said...

What's a June Bug look like? (Don't laugh at me.) All I know is that I dislike bugs and I usually either run away or smack them good before getting a good look at them.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Just Mom-- June bugs are very large brown beetles (like triple the size of a marble). At night they fly at the windows and lights and crunch very loudly when you step on them.

Dawn said...

I don't know much about them, but I do think they hibernate in the ground over the winter and then die after they lay eggs in the summer.