Where are all the June bugs? Your Stories Question
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Some Central New Yorkers are used to seeing an infestation of June bugs this time of year. But this year, a viewer says they’re nowhere to be seen.
Entomologists from SUNY ESF say there may be many factors contributing the apparent absence.
One likely explanation may be the dryer weather, which started in May. The larvae of the June bugs develop underground and feed on grass roots. The lack of rain has resulted in less grass and harder soil – conditions that aren’t favorable to the development of the larvae or their escape to the surface of the ground.
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