Friday, June 10, 2016

Beetle Season

Every year, I try to remember to document the day when I find the first Japanese Beetle in my garden.  For 2016, that day is today.  



This is a portrait of the nasty bugger, taken right before I squished it.

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    1. Ugh, is right. The Biblical plague of locusts was probably Japanese Beetles.

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  2. I've never seen one before ... for such a horrible insect, they're actually quite pretty. Good you squished him though. ;)

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  3. Guess it's time for the suds and bucket! (at least I think that's what I remember you saying)

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    1. You remember well! I imagine that I will have to get to it with my Bucket of Death some time next week.

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  4. Squishing can be a very good thing. haha

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    1. I try keep to my 'live and let live' policy, but I can't do that with Japanese Beetles. Since nothing has evolved to prey on them, that has to be my job.

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  5. Oh, they are nasty demons, aren't they? DREAD seeing even one in the yard. ugh!!

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    1. Nasty demons is right! Eat, breed, eat, breed, over and over, in plague-like proportions. My Bucket of Death is a great way to deal with the problem in the garden, and my anger at the damage they cause. Die, you nasty buggers, die!

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  6. And the holes already in that rose! The little fink! Haven't seen any yet here this year....waiting.

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    1. This one wasn't eating yet, it was tucked into that flower. I think the hole was caused by something that bit the bud before it opened.

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