european chafers-do they eat plants or not?
Every website I saw says no, that the grubs are the real pain, eating turf. However, after a few postings in the pest forum about my butterfly and herb gardens being completely defoliated, many suggested I sneak out at night w/a flashlight to see who was to blame.
I know I have a chafer and oriental beetle problem, and thought it might be them. Well, tonight, the most damaged plants were COVERED in the brown beetles!!!! I sprayed the heck out of them w/nneem oil, which I hate to do, but some plants will probably not recover from what they did!
Are there any other brown beetles that look like chafers but that eat foliage?? I found it a weird coincidence and have concluded that my chafers are just very hungry.