Last Year Was Just a Warmup
I never thought I would see devil beetles like I did last year but this year they came earlier here and they seem to be as bad or worse.
I clipped off all the blooms on my roses. I left some buds and now the buds look like harryshoes' photos. I am spraying a new Kwanzan cherry with water until this evening when I will apply Sevin. The devils are defoliating it. The sparrows and other birds just cannot keep up with them. They are also on my Crape Myrtles.
The worst part is that this is just the beginning. When they start trying to eat the house, I am moving.