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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Mizshelli
Jul 3, 2016 10:20 AM CST
Woke up this morning to Japanese Beetles EVERYWHERE in my garden......Also, found this guy. What is it??? I want to say bumblebee but he was like 2 1/2" long and had wings.....on my corn....
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Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 3, 2016 10:33 AM CST
I can't quite tell from the picture, since it doesn't expand when clicked on but becomes smaller, but this looks like either a bumblebee or a carpenter bee. I would not want Japanese beetles but bees are important for pollination.
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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Mizshelli
Jul 3, 2016 10:36 AM CST
So he's a bee then. Ok. What to do with beetles? They are literally on everything but tomatoes!!!
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
michellephinneysmith.com
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 3, 2016 10:40 AM CST
I don't know, Shelli. Perhaps there is an environmentally-safe way to get rid of them. I hope someone else has the answer to that problem.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Art
Florissant, MO (Zone 6b)
Hummingbirder Annuals Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Seed Starter
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ArtD
Jul 3, 2016 12:06 PM CST
Hi Mizshelli and Welcome! to NGA!

Yeah, those Japanese Beetles can really be a problem this time of the year. Seems some years are worse than others. I use Safer Insect Killing Soap to kill them. It works pretty good but you do need to spray it on the beetles directly. Spraying the foliage ahead of time does no good.

Hope this is helpful,

Art

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