June bugs

The June bugs are out in our part of Nova Scotia. Seems we’ve had an early spring this year. I haven’t kept track of the June bug dates with the same dedication as the spring peepers, but here’s what I’ve been able to find in the archives.

2013 – May 23

-(missing a few)-

2016 – May 24

2017 – May 30?

2018 – May 20

June bugs are beetles in the New World scarab beetle family. They have two sets of wings, but are not good fliers. And they come out in droves at night to fly repeatedly into  windows. Their favourite spot in our house is the window by the back the door. (It makes coming and going at night a little treacherous in the month of June — they don’t attack on purpose but they have a tendency to stick in your hair by accident.)

Want to know more? Here are 5 things you need to know about June Bugs according to the CBC.

June bug

June Bug – copyright 2019 Mike Quinn

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