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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southern New Mexico