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Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

Posted by juliany 6 NY (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 16:18

It is that time of year here where the pesky buggers appear. So far here I've only encountered just a few taking their breakfast, lunch and dinner on the flowers. I knew they were back when I started seeing scaring marks on the petals and sepals. Last year we had a cup full but prior years we were loaded with them once I expanded the gardens. I wonder if the consistent rain we've been having is limiting them.

How is it in your location?

Julia


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RE: Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

Not good here this year. We haven't had beetle problems in the past few years, prior to that we used Beetle Traps. This year there seem to be a lot of them around, and the beetle traps are out right now, and the bags are filling fast.

Linda


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RE: Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

Havent seen any here in zone 5 west of chicago. I heard on the news here a month or so ago that the deep ground freeze we had here last year would minimize the problem for us. Seems to be the case so far.....

Sherry


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RE: Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

I was just thinking about this when I was walking around outside - I've noticed a lot of them over the past couple of days... usually I see them mostly on the echinaceas, this is the first year I've ever noticed them on the daylily buds. Argh!


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i have seen a couple so far...but nothing like it was last year! knock on wood!


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They have been here and gone. And they were pretty bad this year.
Since our season starts before yours, I guess the beetle season does too.
kay


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Not yet. I even had my only rose blooming without them yay, but some other bugs were damaging its blooms (thrips maybe).


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RE: Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

only seen a few here in northern IL. south of Rockford, nothing like we had in the previous years- hope they will be moving farther west so they don't dine on my roses and Echinacea's flowers like they usually do


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RE: Japanese Beetles - spotted any?

Just saw the first one today :( Inside a daylily bloom! :(
I didn't know they like echinaceas. I don't grow any, but good to know that.


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