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The reason that I arrived to your site is that I'm looking to see if I can find how long does a June Bugs live once its adult and goes out to procreate... I think its one night only..?? So please tell me how many nights does it stay alive once its adult and out in the world... ??


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There are many different species of June bugs, most of which look very much alike, but their life cycles are not exactly the same. Most spend 2 or 3 years in larval and pupal stages, transform into adults in the fall, overwinter underground, and emerge to fly and mate in the spring. A few species complete their life cycle in one year, some may go as long as 4. I have not been able to find out how long each adult lives once it is flying, my guess is there is considerable variation between species.

J. Elliott


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