June Beetles and Digger Wasps

Green June Beetle

I had several reports of large flights of the Green June Beetle this summer over the last several weeks. The males fly low to the ground actively searching for females. After mating, the females begin laying eggs in tunnels in the soil. The larvae will feed on humus, mold and the roots of plants. Larvae overwinter in soil below the frost line and emerge next summer.

Blue Winged Digger Wasp, Scolia dubia

Some larvae will fall prey to the digger wasp, Scolia dubia. These…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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