Started back on Alibb’s Alphabet Crazy challenge today. Sharing a couple of Japanese beetles on a rose of sharon bloom from my spring garden.
These beetles are not good for your flowers. They will eat the buds before they even bloom, as well as the leaves. I have a spray to use each year to try and avoid as many as possible.
They emerge from the soil as adult beetles and begin feeding the following June. They usually attack plants in groups, which is why damage is so severe. Although the lifecycle of the adult Japanese beetle is barely 40 days, it can cover a lot of ground.
Even if you succeed in controlling your Japanese beetle population, your neighbor’s Japanese beetles might come on over.
Amazing how cool they look with their iridescent brown and green colors. But don’t their good looks fool you. Get rid of them at once.
Ever seen Japanese beetles in your garden?