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Well, frig. Every year I hope that maybe this year they won't come, and every year, about this time, I'm disappointed to discover that they've somehow made it through another winter.

Junebugs, Japanese beetles, whatever you want to call them, to me, they are the SCOURGE.

The damn things have already attacked my rose bush and have commenced munching on my apple tree. *muttermuttergrouchgrouch*

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Date: 2006-06-12 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erstwhiletexan.livejournal.com
OH GOD JUNE BUGS ARRRRRGHHHHHHH I hate those so much. :(

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Date: 2006-06-13 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liich.livejournal.com
junebug (http://nature.berkeley.edu/citybugs/search/Specifics/junebugspecifics.htm)

japanese beetle (http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/housing/japanese-beetle/jbeetle.html)

the latter is destructive and invasive and alien to here. EVIL CREATURES!!
the former doesn't seem to be as evil, at least here. it's more just annoying. it's been around here for a long while.
the japanese beetle ate every leaf but 1 of my dad's japanese snowball bush by may, 2 years ago. he promptly removed the thing, it was dead-in-the-ground anyways. ;_;

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Date: 2006-06-13 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peppermintberry.livejournal.com
Ohhhh, I didn't realize that they were different species. My parents always referred to them as junebug, and it made sense to me, since they always arrive in June, so I didn't think much of it.

And I'm sorry about the snowball bush. Those beetles are such NASTY little creatures. DESPISE them. ;_;

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Date: 2006-06-13 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liich.livejournal.com
apparently junebugs can hurt plants, but we don't seem to have much of that problem here. i think we have a good natural predator for them. the japanese beetles are new and have nothing that really eats them (yet) and they're SO awful! i DO despise them!

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