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Old 07-14-2010, 05:57 PM   #41
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An inch long is WAAAAAY too big for a Japanese beetle. They are about half that size.
Oh, cool. I suppose that's good unless that thing was something worse.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:39 PM   #42
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Well, Japanese beetles swarm in a way you don't see in domestic species that have evolved within the ecosystem... June bugs and the like will be small in number. If you are in Chicago you really only have to worry about Japanese beetles (aside from the usual aphid/mite/caterpillar pests)

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Old 07-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #43
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Well, Japanese beetles swarm in a way you don't see in domestic species that have evolved within the ecosystem... June bugs and the like will be small in number. If you are in Chicago you really only have to worry about Japanese beetles (aside from the usual aphid/mite/caterpillar pests)

The June bugs (look up green june bugs) swarm low to the grass and are all over the place here. Look and sound like giant bees flying around. Kind of dumb too, running into walls and stuff.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:02 AM   #44
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I am in Aurora and the Japanese Beetles are eating up my hop leafs. I guess I should go back and read this whole thread.

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:07 PM   #45
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Update-Haven't seen any beetles on any of plants (marigolds, hops, unknown vines, shrubs, or trees) in the last 4 days.

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #46
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Oh, cool. I suppose that's good unless that thing was something worse.
If you grow any soft fruits like peaches or figs they can be devastating. Those F'rs eat the $%& out of our ripening peaches.

We are growing figs too but I don't think they are ripe enough yet.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:27 PM   #47
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I'm on the NW side of Chicago.

I knew something has been munching on a few leaves for a while now. Saw a japanese beetle this morning and took care of him. There hasn't been too much damage, so I'm hoping there aren't too many more.

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I found some on my hops so I sprayed insecticide on them in a fit of rage.

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