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June Bug Facts for Kids

June Bug Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: June Bug
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Genus: Phyllophaga
  • Total Species: 900+
  • Distribution: Worldwide (Except Antarctic)
  • First Appeared: ~300 million years ago

16 June Bug Facts For Kids

  1. June bug is the common name for a large group of beetles in the Phyllophaga genus.
  2. June bugs are sometime also referred to as May beetles or July beetles.
  3. You can identify a June bug by their oval shaped bodies and long hairy legs.
  4. Fossil evidence suggests June bugs are their ancestors first appeared around 300 million years ago.
  5. June bugs are native to North America and aren’t found on any other continent.
  6. There are probably tens to hundreds of millions of June bugs living in North America at any given time.
  7. June bugs are considered a garden pest due to the damage they can cause to plants.
  8. June bugs are herbivorous and feed only on foliage (vegetation).
  9. The diet of a June bug varies by its life stage, in the larva stage they eat roots and in the adult stage they eat leaves.
  10. There are more than 900 June bug species found throughout North America.
  11. The June bug is a type of beetle, which is any insect species in the Coleoptera order.
  12. June bug species are not very colorful, they vary between blackish and reddish brown and have no noticeable markings.
  13. There are four stages in the lifecycle of a June bug, the egg stage, the larva stage, the pupa stage, and the adult stage.
  14. The average June bug’s lifespan is between 1 and 3 years, varying by species.
  15. June bug species vary in size, which can be as short as 0.5 inches or as big as 1.4 inches.
  16. The largest June bug species is the ten-lined June beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata) which can reach 1.5 inches or more in length.

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June Bug Pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the below images will be helpful for your research on June bugs. Below are three pictures of various June bugs species. These pictures should help you better understand the different types of June bugs found around the world.

Close Up Of A June Bug

A picture close up of a June bug.

A Few June Bug Larva

A picture of a few juke bug larva.

June Bugs All Over A Branch

A picture of a June bugs all over a branch.

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