If you are a Colorado resident with a rose garden, take note. Japanese beetles are destroying rose blossoms, thanks to a favorable egg laying and hatching season last summer. Japanese beetles have been a reality in the United States since 1917 when one was discovered in New Jersey, but is was only about ten years ago that a  reproducing population established itself in the Denver metro area, according to Colorado State University extension office professor and entomology specialist Whitney Cranshaw. Both the Japanese beetle larvae and the adults can damage plants.

 

 

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What insect is bugging Colorado plants?

The Japanese beetle has been on a long journey to get to yards in Colorado. And this summer, they made it, and in a big way. The first Japanese beetle in North America was found in New Jersey in 1917, according to Whitney Cranshaw who is a …

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