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Japanese beetle – Squish, squash, soak

Horticulture Hints

July 8, 2014
Yvonne McCormick - ISU Extension Horticulturist (yvonne@iastate.edu) , The Daily Freeman Journal

OK folks the unwanted Japanese beetle has arrived to local gardens. First appearing in eastern Iowa in 1994, this beetle devours over 300 types of garden plants and flowers, favorites being roses, grapes and linden trees. These beetles look similar to a June bug - but have a distinctive row of 5 white spots of tufted hair on each side of the abdomen.

 
 
 

 

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