They’re back ...
PRINCETON — Japanese beetles haven’t been this bad in this area for a long time, according to Master Gardener Marshann Entwhistle of rural Princeton.
If Bureau County residents look in their yards and see a plant leaf that looks lacy and all that is left of the leaf is the seams, then Japanese beetles have paid a visit, Entwhistle said.
Japanese beetles feed on the foliage and fruits of several hundred species of fruit and
ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and field and vegetable crops, but some of the hardest hit are roses and linden, birch, maple and apple trees, Entwhistle said. On roses, the beetle eats not only the flower but also destroy the buds, she said.
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