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Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert,

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 (7), pests (54), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs, head lice, and fleas or other bodily invaders on or in humans and other animals. But plants can have parasites too. Most of us are familiar with mistletoe...

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: California (25), dodder (1), invasive (29), Japanese (3), mistletoe (2), parasitic plant (2), pest management (14), Pest Notes (55), UC IPM (209)
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 (22), nonchemical (2), pests (54), petal (1), rose (6), roses (10), UC IPM (209)
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