viburnum beetle infestation
My 3 year old arrowwood viburnum has been virtually skeletonized by the larvae of this bug. There is a noticeable bad odour somewhat like dog poop around it, so I first thought it was some sort of stinkbug but after googling around, I found out what it was. Apparently its prevalent around Ontario. I had a highbush cranberry at my previous garden and it had this problem too. Wish I had researched it before I planted the arrowwood.
Thought I should let everyone know in case anyone was thinking of planting one of these shrubs.... beware!
Not only does it look bad, it makes the garden within a 10 ft radius smell terrible!!!
I tried insecticidal soap but the infestation is really too widespread, every leaf has a larva or 2 on it, it seems :( Now we have to spray with carbaryl.
Here is a link that might be useful: viburnum beetle