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Dana Brown wrote:

:  Here in Lubbock we have a large problem with "Japanese Beetles"
:  damaging our blooms, most often during rebloom time.  Our "Japanese
:  Beetles" closely resemble a lady bug.  You can walk through the beds
:  during August or September and raise a cloud of them off of any open
:  iris bloom. 

Sounds like a local pest that was a major problem before our colony of ladybuts
got established.  Wouldn't claim the ladybugs eradicated them, but I rarely see
one anymore.  I assume they've moved on to a more comfortable environment.

Sharon McAllister (73372.1745@compuserve.com)
Southern New Mexico

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