One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large brown scarab beetle that appears in late spring and early summer.
Genus Phyllophaga, family Scarabaeidae: several species, especially the northern June bug (P. fusca)Also called May beetle
- ‘During a recent evening visit to a friend's house early this spring, I noticed some June bugs flying around the outside porch light.’
- ‘They range from the very short term, like the life cycle of a June bug, which lives only a few days, to the life cycle of a planet, which takes billions of years.’
- ‘Research shows that bug zappers kill plenty of insects, such as June bugs and moths, but not many mosquitoes.’
June bug/ˈjo͞on ˌbəɡ/
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