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Re: Re:Japanese Beetles

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Re:Japanese Beetles
  • From: "Michael Cook" <macook@iglou.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 12:44:44 -0700 (MST)

> From: Bill Shear <bills@tiger.hsc.edu>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
> Subject: Re:Japanese Beetles
> Date: Thursday, February 13, 1997 12:44 PM
> Interestingly, entomology texts tell us that the Japanese Beetle was
> imported to American from Japan "...on iris roots."
> Best wishes, Bill
> ___________________
> William A. Shear
> Department of Biology
> Hampden-Sydney College
> Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 USA
> phone (804) 223-6172
> FAX (804) 223-6374
> Bill, 
     In the entomology classes I had at the University of Kentucky, we were
told the same thing.   That the Japanese Beetle was brought in on the roots
of an Iris being imported from Japan.  However, that was in the days before
plant inspections.

Mark A. Cook
Lexington, KY      

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