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A june beetle, commonly called a June bug.

Blane Klemek: It can take 3 years for June beetle to emerge

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On a recent June night, after enjoying a campfire in my backyard, it came time to head back to the house.

As I strolled across the lawn, the cool black calm of nightfall compelled me to stop and listen to the sounds of gray tree frogs.


It was a beautiful night.  I also became aware of being surrounded by June beetles in flight. They were virtually everywhere my ears could hear as they emerged from their underground pupae.

The experience was nothing short of amazing.

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