Saturday, August 24, 2013

A June Bug in July, and Reminisced About in August

   On Fourth of July I was celebrating at home when I went outside to see if I could see the fireworks. I had no luck in this endeavor because there were a bunch of trees in the way, but I did discover an interesting insect. He was fluttering around the light on the side of the house when I spotted him. I was trying to get a closer look at him when he landed on tree leaf. He must not have found his balance because he fell and plopped right in front of my feet. I was able to get a better look at him and I could see that this bug was a mystery to me. I went inside to get a jar, poked some holes in the lid, and brought the little fellow inside so I could get a better look at him. He is a large bug, about an inch long, and very unusual looking, especially with his flashy antennas. I have an insect identification guide, but the guide proved to be no help in discovering the identity of this little fellow. But with a quick internet search, David discovered the insects identity. He is a ten striped June beetle! I have heard of 'June bug' as a term of endearment, but I didn't know that June bugs really existed in the wild! After taking pictures of my June bug, I set him free and never saw him again. Maybe, next Fourth of July, I will hear a flutter of insect wings in the air. When I look up, I'll see my old friend the June Bug merrily flying amongst the tree leaves.









3 comments :

Mom said...

Now that is an interesting bug, especially with those flashy antennae.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Never heard of those before! Hope one day you'll meet again :-)

Amber @ Fauna Finds Flora said...

Thanks for the comments. He was a cool bug!