The thicket’s abuzz!

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words4it_junebug_5079__fmtAs the rains have returned to Panama, so will soon the insects that come with the onset of the rainy season. One of the most notable of these winged creatures is the June bug, a large insect known for buzzing about loudly on the floor, often upside down. There are over 260 varieties of these beetles in the new world. They are nocturnal and attracted to lights. Sometimes these clumsy creatures hit humans, getting caught in their hair and causing a generalized hubub as the thud is a hard one for a bug.

Deep-fried June bugs, also called May beetles are a delicacy in some parts of Latin America, but the idea has not caught on in Panama. They feed on leaves.

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