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June Bugs


Mostly considered a curiosity or minor nuisance when they buzz people. They grub feed on roots, vegetables, plants, weeds and grass. They drench the land causing 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 and shrubs, they are clumsy on land and air.


June Bugs range in size from 1/2 to 1 1/2" with brown or dark green coloring, undersides metallic green. Females lay eggs in late summer with the larvae being white to yellow. They pupate underground in the winter and emerge in the spring. Grubs feed deep in soil and lawns. They mature in June to early July. Adults eat leaves and foliage. Their life cycle is about one year.

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