Japanese Beetles: Have They Left Yet?

Visiting the garden of a friend recently, I was just about to ask that question: Have the Japanese beetles left yet? The answer, however, was right before me: a Japanese beetle purposefully working on the blossom of a rose bush. Darn! According to the U of Minnesota, Japanese beetles generally emerge in early July and…

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Look Who's Back! Japanese Beetles

Our editor took the picture above yesterday in a nice rose garden in the eastern Twin Cities. In case you don’t recognize it (he was not very eager to have his photo taken), that’s a Japanese beetle feasting on these lovely roses. Below is a better photo from a couple of years ago where the…

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