Wednesday, November 3, 2010

...And What I Don't Love

Christmas beetles, as they're known in South Africa (I think they're actually June bugs?), are so named because they come out this time of year in droves. Once the sun sets, you really don't want to take a walk, as these things are *everywhere.* And it's mating season.

Last night I was reading in bed (Dan was already asleep), when Dan suddenly jerked awake, threw his pillow across the room, threw off the covers, jumped out of bed, and - while I was trying to figure out what on earth was going on - said, "It's still on the bed somewhere!"

Turns out a Christmas beetle had flown in his ear.

3 comments:

jonna said...

Thanks so much for the visual. Yuck!

melissa said...

I think they are June bugs, which is why I like to call them October bugs. I hadn't heard the term Christmas bugs;)

chessaleeinlondon said...

I hated them so much!