Originally Posted by Snake_Lady
Ok, here I am being all girly.
But at least now I understand why if I get a couple in my hair, that the rest seem to swarm.
As well, I didn't know they were near blind...that explains why the "ping" off the house so noisily.
Thanx for the well wishes, I think we will try them and see. It's more of a preventative, as opposed to them already causing damage....hopefully I can avoid the damage part if I nail em with nematodes.
That's nothing, you should see a turtle eat a cicada.... even I get a little grossed out and prefer not to watch it.
Next time you tug one out of your hair, look at it's "face" the eyes on a typical brown Junebug are extremely tiny. They're nocturnal so all those eyes really do is tell light from dark. It varies with type though - the bright green ones can see better as they're also diurnal. And some types of the species have varying sight depending on how their face plate is - the ones with more ornate "faces" including horns tend not to see as well. (Ah, the strange useless information I can pull out of my head
More useless info - the green ones stink.
And it could be worse, I always seem to get wasps in my hair.
I've noticed it varies from year to year - sometimes I can find lots of grubs and sometimes I'm lucky if I can even find one. Since your's are out so early you'll probably have plenty.
They'll also sit in your trees and bushes and buzz (wafting those pheromones around) while looking for mates. The more places you give them to hang out, the more of a problem you may have.