These are pictures of some JB on our lovely grape fines!! Argh!! On the picture below, it's hard to see, but there are about 6 beetles on that leaf. Double Argh!!!!
I am so bothered by these horrible creatures, I wrote an Ode.
Ode to a Japanese Beetle
How do I hate thee, let me count the ways.
You fly into my forehead causing me to slap myself unnecessarily.
You land in my hair leading me to dance around flailing like a spasmodic idiot.
But worst of all, you foul creature, you eat the leaves off my lovely fruits and vegetables.
I loathe you.
I dread the time of year you emerge from your hellish cocoon,
roaming to see what you can devour.
(Yes, the biblical analogy is intended.)
We will fight you oh formidable foe...
Insecticide is our friend as we wrestle to save our beautiful, sustaining crops.
Be gone you miserable, repulsive mass.
What do you think? You didn't know I had it in me, did you?