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- Subject: Re: Beetlemania
- From: Dana Brown <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 21:21:04 -0700 (MST)
> 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.
During my long layout I consulted my bug book while we started
reorganizing the library. I discovered (much to my chagrin) that my
Japanese Beetles are actually 12 spotted Cucumber Beetles. Oops. To
further confess I found out that our Potato Bugs are in fact June
Beetles and are the adult form of those nasty white grubs. The
iridescent green bug we call a June Bug is called a Green June Beetle in
this book. The book I used was "CRITTERS" by Bill Zak. Sorry for all
Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
of rain a year. Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an
of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.