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Farmers, gardeners bugged by tiny pest

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Japanese Beetle
SIKESTON -- Landscapers beware: an eastern invader which targets roses and can wreak havoc on lawns is appearing here in greater numbers.

The beautiful green-and-bronze Japanese beetles were first spotted in the United States in 1916 in New Jersey and first seen in Missouri in the 1950s, according to Kelly Tindall, an entomologist at the Delta Center in Portageville.

But it wasn't until the the last couple of years that they really began to make their presence felt here in the Bootheel.

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