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June Bugs are emerging as summer's warmth is finally upon us. The green June beetle, only one of some 300 species of scarab beetles found in Southern California, flashes a metallic green underbelly as its buzzes about erratically. The mature scarabs flying about have spent at least a year underground in larval form munching at the roots of lawns or your favorite ornamental plants.

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nan shartel July 5, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m.

should or shouldn't i spray them as they try to munch on my hollyhock leaves

so hard to decide ;-D

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Twister July 5, 2011 @ 6:08 p.m.

Nan, they are here largely because "we" have yoked the Northern California and Colorado Rivers to irrigate hollyhocks and such at the expense of the truly wonderful ecosystem that existed before the invasion of "those who know best." But if you spray, you may kill the killers of this or other "pests," and you are unlikely to smite more than a few of these truly beautiful creatures (alien or not). They make beautiful earrings . . .

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Radical Uterus July 5, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m.

Are these things edible? I assume they would be crunchy. I can see them sauteed with some olive oil, maybe some salt and pepper. What spice goes good with June Bug?

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