Kip’s Comments 5-1-21

June Bug Larvae - Image 688748 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Soft and Squishy Wild Critter

While doing traditional spring tasks of planting and watering vegetation today, I came across a future June bug. My little friend was very much alive and not sure about being exposed.

It is at this stage in the life of a June bug (beetle) that they can do considerable damage. June bug larvae go through two metamorphosis stages, eating constantly, before emerging as the crusty, buzzing beetles that seem to come out at dusk and sometimes attach to unsuspecting humans causing quick fear reactions.       

As I studied my images, I learned that June bug larvae have fine little hairs on their non-head end.

June Bug Larvae - Image 688748 (© Kip Ladage)

June Bug Larvae – Image 688748 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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