Roses forum: Bloom eating bugs

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jun 28, 2012 3:43 PM CST
What are these bugs that are infesting the blooms of my old fashioned roses?
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Name: Zuzu
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Jun 28, 2012 3:50 PM CST

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Nothing I've ever seen, but they're some type of beetle.
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 28, 2012 4:12 PM CST
Those are "Rose Chafers"

http://www.extension.org/pages/31601/rose-chafer
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/M1198...

I knew I had seen those beetles before. Did a google search on "rose beetle" and that's what it came up with. Then followed the pictures to figure out exactly which one. I've never seen them in person thankfully. Lots of different sprays kill them.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jun 28, 2012 4:14 PM CST
ugh
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CindiKS
Jun 28, 2012 4:35 PM CST
Yep. We get those. Lots of them. They do damage to the apple and cherry trees, too.
Bayer 3-in-1 or Bayer Tree and Shrub will prevent them, not sure about what to do once they are there.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jun 28, 2012 4:37 PM CST
Bayer products aren't approved for use up here. I went out and drowned them all in hot, soapy, water. Now I got the crawlies...
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Cottage_Rose
Jul 12, 2012 11:19 AM CST
I have zillions of them ever year. Grumbling
I HAVE tio try nematodes to get rid of the grubs.
Milky Spore only attacks Jap Bettles.
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