Where do June Bugs Live?
There are a lot of unusual bugs out there and you may wonder about each of these bugs. Beetles are a popular species that have a variety of different species, including the June beetle or the ten lined June beetle. The ten lined June beetle is a very unique species that is very identifiable as a result of its many lines on its back. It also has a unique hissing sound that makes when it is touched or bothered in some other way, which sounds very similar to the sound a bat will make. You can find these beetles in the western areas of Canada and the United States.
Your first question may be whether or not the ten lined June beetle is poisonous. Not only is it not poisonous but the ten lined June beetle doesn’t bite. The older grubs of this species can be found on the top of the soil. While they are here, they eat the woody roots of a plant. The younger grubs can be found further down in the soil, where they live off of the tender roots that are hidden deep in the soil. As these insects become adults, they will bore a hole that they can get out of though they may not use it right away. During the day, you can find June beetles hiding in the grass or weeds out in an area. June beetles are more active at dusk, though you will notice them active for longer during the warmer nights. The adults will typically feed off of the foliage and can be attracted by light.
The problem with this type of species is that they can cause a lot of problems for the agriculture in the area. Because each of the stages of life feed off of the various parts of the plant, they can be considered an agricultural pest. They feed off of the roots, which can either weak or completely kill your plants or trees. The fact that the adults feed off of the foliage does not ultimately result in the damage of the structure of the plant itself, meaning that only the younger beetles are a problem that needs to be dealt with. You will find more problems with this species in areas with sandy, virgin soil, especially in areas that once had plants like sagebrush. If you notice that a plant seems to be under-nourished despite getting the proper amount of nutrients and water, you may want to take a closer look to see if there is a problem with June beetle grubs.
There are a few things that you can do about this problem. One, you can make sure that you are not planting any new trees where grubs are currently living. If you do not notice this problem until after the fact, you can use sprays on the grubs or use a backlit trap to capture the adults. There are also natural ways of handling this problem, such as birds, owls, and bats.