ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Visiting an Old Friend, the June-bug

Updated on June 26, 2019
kenneth avery profile image

I love Rock Music. I cannot lie. From Hendrix to Winwood, these guys and girls (like Grace Slick) are my heroes.

Prepare for the Junebug Invasion!

If You Know Your June-bug History

then you will know the tag, "June bug" refers to any of the 100 species of beetles that are related to the scarabs familiar from ancient Egyptian iconography. Other common names for the June bug include "June beetle" and "May beetle." The common June bug is one-half to five-eighths inches long and green in color. Actually, they are not a pure green, more like a Jade color of green. Very colorful and yet, very deceptive and very calculating.

Personally, I have nothing against June-bugs. Maybe when they hatch and then grow from grubbs into flying bugs, then, as the video above shows, a June-bug invasion can take place from anywhere in the south and these pesky critters do not have to have a perfect nursery in order to give birth to other June-bugs. It's kinda like one family member taking care of the other June-bugs.

June-bugs Mind Their Business And Do Not Start Trouble With Humans.
June-bugs Mind Their Business And Do Not Start Trouble With Humans. | Source

But This Is Where The

relative kinship ceases. One of the deceptive facts concerning our colorful, playful June-bug is that when they are fully-hatched and ready to roll, they can devour tree leaves, shrubs, and any green plants sitting outside the home. When I say 'devour,' I mean eat the leaves like there is no tomorrow.

So it would pay to pay close guard when June rolls around and you see more than one June-bug, then odds are, you have yourself a swarm of them and they ARE hungry. I suggest that you call your nearest pest exterminator who can find June-bug locales and take care of business without harming any of your tree leaves, shrubbery, or your outside plants that have green leaves.


Take It Easy, Mr. June-bug.
Take It Easy, Mr. June-bug. | Source

Enough Of The Scientific Jargon

about June-bugs. But in “my”case, June-bug, because the rest of this piece is in first-person where I am going to imagine myself as our true American Hero: the June-bug, and I do have several thoughts and ideas about this cute insect that always brings a smile upon my lips.

  • I do not care how depressed I am at the time, but when I say June-bug, out loud, my depression instantly-leaves and I feel great. Magic? No. Voo Doo? Are you serious? Could be that God created Junebugs simply for THAT purpose for us to feel good.
  • Why the name, June-bug? If I have wings and a tiny body that doesn’t weigh much, then I can be “Julybug,” that sounds fine to me. Or what about “Octoberbug?” This gets better and better. If you know who started calling ME and my kind, June-bugs, please let me know so I can share these thoughts with them.
  • I read in the above “serious” text about ME devouring homeowners’ greenery and tree leaves because I am attracted to Green. Yeah, and I am secretly a hornet in disguise. This implication is just because we love green because after all, we are green!
  • To share my irritation that I have kept to myself for years, what do you think about kids in the Olden Days tying a string to one of my legs and a funny message was put on the other end of the string and when the June-bug was released, the June-bug was supposed to fly far away and release the message—which told of the kid’s phone number and address for the ones finding the message to get in contact with the kids who designed this game. Frankly, I do not like such games, which can be translated as a form of slavery in my opinion. I was born FREE as well as my kinBUGS. FREE! This is what I want children of 2019 to know and NOT try anything as stupid as this horrible “game.”
  • June, as you know, has always been dubbed as “the Bridal Month,” because so many girls get married at this pleasant time of the year, but why do the brides NOT use us, the June-bug population help entertain the bride, groom, the entire bridal party and the family and friends who attend this special event? Something to think about.
  • Insects such as wasps, honeybees, hornets, and yellow jackets have built-in defensive tools such as stingers and when used on human’s, they cause lots of pain, but have you ever thought that WE, the June-bug, has nothing like a stinger, but humans love us and do not cause us any trouble. Go figure that one out.
  • In closing . . .I cannot confirm this piece of prophecy, but June-bug always fly in swarms and I can see a day in some future time, when the docile June-bug will land and say to the Human Race, “we have had enough,” and begin to take-over the earth and start running businesses, military posts, and even the Mom and Pop stores that helped make America great. We will not bother these elderly store owners because it was and is the elderly who have NEVER tied strings to our legs and demanded that a stupid message on paper was flown to some far-off place. For the elderly’s compassion, we will remember them and take care of them.

Honestly, we cannot ask any more than that.

June 26, 2019_______________________________________________


Green June-bugs at peace with Nature.
Green June-bugs at peace with Nature. | Source

© 2019 Kenneth Avery

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      July 2, 12:17 p.m., cdst., Minnetonka Twin: thank you for your interest in my hub about Junebugs. I am glad to hear that you moved to your hometown. Hey, I never left my hometown .. .LOL. And too, I am so glad to hear that you are healthy and happy. Thanks for the comment, and You and Yours have a Safe and Happy 4th.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      5 months ago from Minnesota

      Knew those gross bugs weren't poisonous but wow they freak me out! Life is wonderful for me these days. Sis & I down sized after the kids went off to college & moved back to our home town & back on the lake. We are both healthy & happy & I thank you for asking.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Elijah: thanks for the input. I am going to do another insect, the tick. You should really like that one.

      But I warn everyone: they can be disease-carrying parasites.

      Peace.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Linda, hi. How are things in Minnesota? I hope that you RIGHT NOW are doing well.

      I do apologize for the bad encounter you had with June Bugs, but to my knowledge, they are not poisonous. In fact, when I was a kid, my friends and I (because we had no toys) played with these flying "toys" and they helped us get through our days.

      Write to me anytime and tell me how you are.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      prasetio30 . . .thank you so much for the supportive remarks.

      Visit or write me anytime.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      5 months ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub and nice pictures of bug. Thanks for sharing.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      5 months ago from Minnesota

      June Bugs make my skin crawl! Some years back, a friend knocked on my door. I opened it & Screamed so loud because there was a June bug on her head. Picture pLease, two women screaming but she cant understand what I"m saying because I'm so freaked out. Finally, she figures out what I was pointing & screaming about. She whacks it off her head & I throw it in the toilet. I'm awakened around 3A.M. the next morning to something touching my leg. I figure it's A mosquito & try to fall back to sleep. I feel something again & hop out of bed & turn on the bedroom light. To my Horror, it"s the June Bug that has obviously crawled out of the toilet to haunt me.

    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 months ago from Washington DC

      You know, Kenneth, the more of your work I read the ?buggier? you becomes! LOL

      The tying a message to June-bugs is something new tho me, I must b e one of those "Ma & Pa Store" owners who never had anything to sell. Thanks for sharing it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)