After a run in with a cloud of Japanese beetles my 2 1/2 year old daughter has become petrified when she sees a bug, a spot that looks like a bug, or feels anything lightly brush against her. It's bad enough that she screams, cries, and I just about can't budge her from where she's standing unless I carry her. Hopefully this is just a phase but, in the meantime, is there anything I can do to help ease her fear?
Besides looking creepy, Japanese bettles don't bite, do they? If she wasn't bitten, but just creeped out, point that out, that there isn't any danger.
Any bugs she liked, like lady bugs, fire flies, ants? butterlies? that she can look at a while?