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Wordless Wednesday: June Means June Bugs


June means the arrival of June bugs here. Technically, I hear, they’re June beetles, a form of scarab beetles that peak in mid- to late-June in this area.


The bugs must be drawn by moonlight reflecting off the water at night because they’re floating on the water of the dogs’ “swimming pool” every single morning. Sometimes the bugs are still alive and we’re able to rescue them and send them on to live out their June bug lives.

Other times, they’re spotted–dead or alive–before we have the chance.

Tiki seems to have a special interest in the bugs. She tries to get low in the water, blowing bubbles with her nose submerged:


Other times she gets right up by the June bug and watches it:


And, sometimes, she claims the June bug as her own.


They must taste bad because thankfully she doesn’t make a habit of eating them!


Thursday 10th of June 2010

I laugh every time I see a June bug. My Grandfather was a preacher who would preach under those large tents in the fifties. He was a loud one, and well one hot Summer day he stopped to suck in some air to continue to belt out his sermon and he swallowed one! He talked about feeling it crawl up his throat...Eeeeeewwwwwwww!!!

Paris and John

Thursday 10th of June 2010

Eeek...swallowing a June bug seems even *worse* than crunching down on one!! And the crawling....yikes!!


Wednesday 9th of June 2010

We just call those brown bugs here in KY .. nasty but the cats love hunting them in their outdoor enclosure. Here June bugs are large vivid green.. rarely see them anymore.

Paris and John

Wednesday 9th of June 2010

We see the green ones here (Texas) sometimes (and I don't even know what we call them!) They're a lot rarer than our brown June bugs. In early summer I can't leave on the porch light or June bugs make their way in the front door and our cats go wild when they get in the house!!

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