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Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/7/2011, 12:16 pm

:?: Can someone tell me what these are and do I need to take measures on getting rid of them. :?:

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Post  MarcyG on 7/7/2011, 12:37 pm

Looks like Japanese Beetles to me. pick them off and drown them in a bowl with soapy water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_beetle
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Post  Denese on 7/7/2011, 2:09 pm

MarcyG is right! They look like Japanese Beetles. Get rid of them!
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Re: Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/7/2011, 4:27 pm

Good Heavens...they are all off somewhere else now. I'll catch em' and kill em' when they come back. Twisted Evil
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Post  MarcyG on 7/7/2011, 5:39 pm

They are easiest to catch in the morning and evening. The Japanese beetle just emerged here in my area last week.
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Post  Aub on 7/7/2011, 11:06 pm

DO NOT use the Japanese Beetle traps! They put out a pheromone that will ATTRACT beetles for 1/4 mile. I sprayed my green beans with Sevin and there is a pile of dead beetles in the rocks right under the trellis.
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Post  quiltbea on 7/8/2011, 8:16 am

To catch Japanese beetles, fill a jar with water and a bit of dish detergent, hold it under the leaf on whch the culprit sits and tap the beetle with your finger. It will drop down a bit before it flies off so just lift your jar as it takes off and into the pond it goes. Voila!
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Re: Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/8/2011, 12:07 pm

And they yet seem to have disappeared. I've been watching for them all morning.

They better be scared of me Laughing
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Post  teamhillbilly on 8/8/2011, 12:02 pm

If you have cucumbers or sqash you better be checking them too the Jap beetle loves cucumbers as much as tomatos Evil or Very MadTwisted Evil

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Re: Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  pattipan on 8/8/2011, 12:10 pm

Those are June Bugs/Beetles. They're just as bad as Japanese beetles though, so eliminate them! See this link on bugguide.net:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/520

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Post  camprn on 8/8/2011, 2:05 pm

I love bug guide! But jeepers, there are so many beetles in the world, it amazes me!

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Re: Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 8/8/2011, 3:54 pm

pattipan wrote:Those are June Bugs/Beetles. They're just as bad as Japanese beetles though, so eliminate them! See this link on bugguide.net:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/520

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Yep Pattipan...June Bugs are what they are...I seem to have them under control right now...hope they stay away.
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Re: Help Identify a bug on my mators

Post  westie42 on 8/8/2011, 4:26 pm

I posted these links in error in another thread but they are an interesting philosophy on controlling Jap Beetles.
http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-rid-of-japanese-beetles-with.html
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http://www.suite101.com/content/control-japanese-beetles-a57508

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