Hello folks who wonder if a lot of people are going to receive Christmas gifts with security tags this year,

May Beetles or June Bugs or Eww what's that thing can now be commonly seen hanging around your front door lights in the evening. A lot of you might attribute them coming out in large numbers due to the latest county orders to ease the shelter-in-place restrictions. While that might be partially true, people who wear fancy lab coats tell us they will start appearing at the beginning of summer since the environmental conditions and food sources are best suited for them to survive and lay the next batch of eggs.
Even though some people call them June Bugs, they are still Beetles(Don't assume, what if it wants to be called a Bug you might ask. Well, to see what does it need to be qualified as a bug, check this post)

Below is one showing off its rusty brown body.


These beetles belong to the family of Scarab Beetles. How do you tell which beetles belong to this family? You see, Scarab beetles have antennae that make gestures as an Italian would make with his hand when making small talk while you are waiting to eat authentic Neapolitan Pizza. They have antennae with segments that can open or close like a hand.

Below is one arguing with me when I tell it Italians couldn't have invented pizza because they did not think of Pineapple as a topping.


Like a lot of other beetles, they prefer not to flaunt their assets. So they keep their wings hidden beneath their elytra which is a modified hardened forewing.
Below is one taking off when it knows the pizza argument is heading nowhere.


Oh wait, that is what it posts on its Instagram account, in real life they are clumsy fliers. No, really, you have to see it to believe how bad they are. It almost looks like they are flying under influence, but since society does not allow us to judge anyone, I told it that was a great attempt, almost inspiring but then tweeted to bitch about it(Use Nextdoor for that, someone suggested).


Insects have to apply super glue to their eggs if they are to stick underneath leaves or other surfaces. Some time back, I came across this Moth which was lying on its back counting its final moments. Suddenly it decided to lay its eggs.
PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! I shouted. Turns out, since it was on its back and not able to lay its eggs on any surfaces, the eggs that came out of its ovipositor(tube used for laying eggs) started sticking to each other.

The end result looked like sausage links with each egg sticking to the earlier one.
Below you can see it pushing out an egg but it ends up sticking to the long chain of eggs she had pushed a while earlier.



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