excuse me, i realise this quest is coming quite a bit later than your
posting, sue, but if you don't mind....what colour are these beetles?? are
they, by some very unhappy chance, khaki coloured, smaller than. uh...let's
say...japanese beetles??? and do these rotten beetles also devour roses,
most fruit tree leaves, and, of course, their most favourite: Tilia (or
if so, you're dealing with the infamous ROSE CHAFTER and the ONLY manner in
which to rid your lilies and everything else on their menu list is to
MANUALLY pick them off and dump them into a bowl, bottle, or any other type
of container in which a mixture of water and liquid dish detergent - (or
squish them between your fingers).
although their resemblance to japanese beetles is quite strong, it seems,
according to experts, there IS no true relation...and this is why the
pherenome bait for JB doesn't work!!
alas, too bad.
each year they defoliate my linden tree down from a shade tree to a shadow
of a tree; they munch through rose blossoms AND the leaves; they devour ALL
my varieties of plum trees; they even dine in on asparagus ferns!!!
i just cannot undersstand WHY noah allowed them to come aboard the ark!!!!!
With Malus toward none, and Cherry-Trees toward all.
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