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The damage caused by Japanese Beetles

By Brooke Garcia

Japanese beetle is popping up throughout most of Kansas, and it is feeding on many common landscape plants including roses, littleleaf linden, Virginia creeper, and grape. The Extension Entomology e-newletter recently posted a blog that highlights information related to management, chemical treatment, as well as biological information about the beetles. They are one of the most destructive insect pests on horticultural plants, and they cause a lot of problems for professionals and homeowners alike in landscapes and gardens. Raymond Cloyd also notes that, “the larva or grub is a turfgrass insect pest in home lawns, commercial settings, and golf courses.”

To read more, visit the Extension Entomology post, Japanese Beetle Adults Are Here!

Japanese Beetle Adults Feeding On Leaf (Auth–Raymond Cloyd, KSU)