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Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2006
4:04 PM

Post #2235411

i have an invasion of beetles
& they are eating only one kind of plant on the riverbank
i posted a request for an id of the beetle on the garden foe forum
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/596603/
maybe an identification of the plant would help figure out what is going on
here is a pict of the plant they are targeting & one of the beetles

Dick

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pawny
San Leandro, CA

April 30, 2006
5:21 PM

Post #2235650

One of my favorite sites, hope they can help:-)

pawny

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/index.html
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2006
1:18 AM

Post #2236833

thanks Pawny
that is a really neat bug site
do you know what the plant is ?

Dick
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2006
1:38 AM

Post #2236889

The leaves look a little bit like Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), althought it probably looks like a lot of other things as well, that's just something I had in my garden that it reminded me of. Does it have white flowers in summer and red berries in fall/winter? If it is Toyon, the bug that causes chewed leaves (according to Pests of Landscape Trees & Shrubs) is the Fuller Rose Beetle. There's no photo of the beetle in the book, but the shape of it in the illustration looks similar to the one in your photo. And it only preys on certain plants, generally ones in the rose family, so that would explain why it's not bothering your other plants.

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