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Re: Re: Re: Not Scarab Beetle

The don't usually do much damage except in very large numbers. We always
have just a few, though one year when I was working at the Extension
Service, a lady brought in a big Cool Whip container full of larvae. They
were emerging near her dog pen in great quantities, since she had just
sprayed the area with Sevin.

I was on the phone at the time, with my lunch sitting in front of me. I
waved her into the office, then opened the container she handed to me.
Hundreds of writhing, wriggling bodies. (Did you know that they're too big
to walk on their legs? They have to wriggle on their backs.)

I did not finish my lunch.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] Not Scarab Beetle

> That's what it is! This is the first year I didn't treat the yard w/
> beneficial nematodes (which will not happen again) and this is the first
> year I've seen those or had fire ants. Next Spring - watch out.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Daryl
> Sent: 12/11/2004 1:54:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Not  Scarab Beetle
> Pam,
> I think that you've got what are commonly called June Bugs here. Big
> suckers. Kids used to tie a thread around one leg and fly 'em around like
> model airplanes.
> http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek020708.html  has some pictures.
> Daryl

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