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Eddie’s Corner: Japanese Beetle – The Stomach With Wings

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, July 13, 2015

Japanese BeetlesAs the temperature has risen, so have the insects that attack our favorite plants. If the leaves are showing a pattern of skeletonized leaves (leaves in which the green of the leaf is eaten, but the brown middle is still there), then you have been invaded by the Japanese beetle. They have an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame. The adult beetles eat almost everything in their path. Because of the numbers at which they emerge, the damage they cause is very noticeable, but it typically does not cause permanent damage to the plant.   Continue reading