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Japanese Beetle damage on Sassafras leaf.  Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) were first discovered in New Jersey in 1916.  At the time, experts could barely find a dozen.  Today, we set out traps for them.  The grubs (larvae) feed on the roots of grasses and damage lawns.  Adults emerge midsummer and feed on leaves and flowers.  After mating, eggs are deposited back in the ground.

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Photographs by Valerie Lykes