July 14, 2009

japanese beetles again...


every year
we have them and there's nothing you can do to keep them away
~
sure
you can spray your trees
and
the ground
and
use bags to trap them
but
they're still there
in swarms

having a smorgasbord with your plants
mating
and
then quickly dying
until
their relatives show up the following year
to start the whole process all over again
~~
and
guess what
?
they really don't even bother me at all
especially
compared to
the lady asian beetles
that will inhabit
~by the thousands~
the porches out at our cottage
later this summer
~~
lady asian beetles resemble lady bugs
but
stink
and
leave yellow trails from bodily fluids on anything they come in contact with
ceilings
curtains
walls
floors
furniture
~~
just wait for that post
it won't be pretty
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21 comments:

  1. Oh gosh...not sure what to say about that...lol. The first photo is a crack up!

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  2. Umm, I may be absent that day. Not sure yet, but I believe I have a funeral to attend. Or, if not that, I may have an appointment to shave my head with a cheese grater.

    Just thought I'd let you know ahead of time...

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  3. uh-oh....I haven't seen those here but it doesn't sounds as if I want to
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    great macro though

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  4. Is that bug porn? ;)

    I think I know the ladybugs you're talking about...are they more orange than red and have more spots? We call them "The Evil Ladybugs" because ours bite....haven't noticed the slime trail though..perhaps they're another cousin...

    Ick.

    They (the beetles) are quite pretty though....

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  5. I think I like panties better. I'm still laughing.

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  6. Eww- but they are photogenic!!! Can't wait for the ladybug post (said sarcastically)!

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  8. I'm totally taking it as a compliment that april just called me georgia !!!

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  9. Oops! Sorry! Her blog is right above yours on my blogroll and I thought it was hers! Sorry, Beth. I do actually read the posts. I just might need to recheck the banner before posting! Sorry! The photographs are great regardless though. ~Heather

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  10. Oh Beth, the photos are so clear, I tried getting a ladybug today but not a chance...however those bugs sound awful, but not as much as Holly shaving her head with a cheese grater...Take care.

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  11. Hi Beth

    we have a similar beetle we prosaically call the Stink Beetle!
    I wonder if it is the same...

    Happy days

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  12. That ladies comment about the bug porn made me laugh. They all look and sound creepy to me - but great photos.

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  13. well, that's not a very good way to get me to come visit the cottage. telling me there will be swarms of stinky asian lady bugs. :)

    what crisp vivid color in these photos! how do you do it? i put my camera setting to vivid, but even then, sometimes my colors just don't seem to pop like this.

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  14. oh, too funny about h's comment. i just saw that. hehehe. :)

    and i take it as a compliment that you took it as a compliment.

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  15. mmmm what an appealing picture you paint, LOL. Gosh what kind of bug hellhole are you living in - do you need rescuing? Mind you, the bug live in out place is quite something...but nothing that leaves trails (apart from MrSpud who trails mess and junk whever he goes). x

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  16. we have a problem with slugs at the moment. not sure if want either slugs or beetles around my home.

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  17. flies are my only problem. the cold of the atlantic cures the bug problem. but the cows that surround my house keep the flies multiplying in hoards.

    loving the blackberry photo in the header.

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  18. Hi Beth,

    I'm happy for you to keep both varieties!

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  19. Ugh. Lady Asian Beetles -- I didn't know what they were called but I sure know what they are. Thanks (?) for the reminder!

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  20. Some guests are really just rude and unappreciative... I've had some that left yellow trails in my bathroom before. They were of the male variety, but it still counts!

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  21. Japanese Beetles and plantings...not a good mix. Nice pics though.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth