Japanese Beetle

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Although Japanese beetle (JB) adults continue to be active throughout August to early September, we shared good news last week that beetle numbers on most host plants/crops are beginning to decline. The gradual reduction in adult...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Over the last few weeks, Japanese beetles have made an unwelcome return to Minnesota gardens. These gleaming copper and green beetles have been in Minnesota for decades but became a more prominent pest in the last decade. This year’s batch...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   While people may choose to start their year out with all kinds of new year’s resolutions, insects only have one resolution: live long enough to reproduce. Winter survival is one hurdle in a bug reaching its goal. Many people assume, after...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The Japanese beetle life cycle. Illustration: Joel Floyd, USDA APHIS   Starting in June, Japanese beetles have made an unwelcome return to Minnesota gardens. These gleaming copper and green beetles have been in Minnesota for decades but...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Japanese beetle (JB) (Popillia japonica) is an invasive species first detected in 1916 in New Jersey, after an accidental introduction. Since this initial detection, JB continued to move south and west, reaching the Midwest region in the...

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