This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"C. W. T.," Hulmeville, Bucks co., Pa., says: "What has become of the May beetle, June bug of some? For the last thirty years or more they have existed in myriads in my neighborhood, but this year they have almost totally disappeared. I do not think I have seen a dozen specimens since April 1st, either as grubs, when turning up the soil, or as mature insects. I notice that trees which in former years have been stripped of all their foliage do not appear this season to have lost a leaf. To what is this lucky exemption owing? Can it be the late frosts? Or has their enemy found them at last? Surely this is not a mere local experience. What other reports have you?"
[They were not observed here this season. - Ed. G. M].