ABOUT JUNE BUGS

  • Mostly considered a curiosity or minor nuisance when they buzz people 
  • Grubs feed on roots of vegetables / plants / grass / weeds
  • Drenching the land causes pupates to emerge
  • At night they may be found crawling on their backs
  • Adults emerging from the ground may leave holes the size of a dime
  • Adults feed on trees & shrubs
  • Clumsy on land and air

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CHARACTERISTICS OF JUNE BUGS 

  • Range in size from .5 to 1.4 inches
  • brown or dark green, undersides metallic green
  • Female lays eggs in late summer
  • Larvae white to yellow
  • Pupate underground in the winter & emerge in the spring
  • Grubs feed deep in soil / lawns
  • Mature in June / Early July
  • Adults eat leaves and foliage
  • Life cycle about 1 year
  • 1 generation per year
     

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