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Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your California yard or garden? Or beetles feeding on your roses or other plants? There are many kinds of beetles commonly found in our landscapes, but the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (10), CDFA (16), chafer (3), green (1), grubs (5), hoplia (2), Japanese (3), June (1), lawn (6), pests (55), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What's That Beetle in My Roses?

Adult hoplia beetle and feeding damage. [J.K.Clark]

If you grow roses, you might be noticing damage on the flowers caused by hoplia beetles (Hoplia callipyge). Hoplia beetles, which are common between March and May, especially in the Central Valley, feed on the blossoms of light-colored roses and other...

Mature larva of hoplia beetle. [J. K. Clark]
Mature larva of hoplia beetle. [J. K. Clark]

Mature larva of hoplia beetle. [J. K. Clark]

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Tags: beetle (10), bug (6), chafer (3), grubs (5), hoplia (2), Japanese (3), management (28), nonchemical (2), pests (55), petal (1), rose (7), roses (8), UC IPM (225)

Preventing Lawn Insects

Masked chafer larvae (white grubs)

[From the July 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail IPM Newsletter] Insect pests, though actually quite rare in well-managed lawns and turf, can sometimes jeopardize a flawless appearance, potentially sending people running to their local nursery or garden...

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Tags: chafer (3), grubs (5), insects (65), lawns (10), pests (55), summer (9), Sutherland (9), UC IPM (225)
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