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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Unhappy Never before seen destructive Beetle

In all the years of attempting to garden,I have never seen these before,they eat holes in Roses,Rose of Sharon and now the Hibiscus..there seems to be a lot around,anyone know what they are,other than just Beetles,oh and they fly.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Is that a Japanese beetle, chico? They're an imported pest....don't know how they got here, but they do a lot of damage here, too, and don't have many natural predators.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Those are all over my rose bushes . I finally put chicken wire around them to keep the deer from them and these beetles have eaten my flowers. Also, they have destroyed my birch trees.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Hazel I think you hit the nail on the head! We could always have Bendy have a look!

Heres a link I found on them! ewww

http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/ma...seBeetles.aspx
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They seem to be really bad one year, then not so bad the next. Haven't seen one for a while now, which means they'll probably be bad again next year
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They seem to be really bad one year, then not so bad the next. Haven't seen one for a while now, which means they'll probably be bad again next year
They have moved east to my place
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