Odds and Ends
27 12, 3:43pm
Reading that help could not help reminding of June bugs: The insect too stupid to live. The only thing more pathetic than watching a June bug "fly" is watching one land or even just WALK, because both are attempted on their backs as often as not. Wikipedia compares the Christmas beetles clumsy locomotion to the European cockchafer, but Wikipedias photos of each differ notably: The similarity is striking between its photos of the Christmas beetle and June bug (its article on which is actually titled, confusingly enough, "European chafer," since June bugs are also a European beetle, invasive to North America.) Note, btw, that, while all three beetles area members of family Scarabaeidae, each is from a different genus.