What should I see but holes in a hibiscus leaf and all I want to know is who's the culprit? Who's been eating my leaves?
I didn't see specifically what dreaded bug might be doing this, but then I went into the back forty. There I saw my first Japanese beetle of the year and I groaned aloud. Those are one nasty eating machine of a bug! They will turn my hibiscus into a skeletal mess once a horde of the beetles find them. And there's not much I can do about it.
My Rosa Rugosas seem to attract them, or else it just appears it to me. Oddly enough the Japanese beetles won't eat the rugosas. They just kind of congregate there and socialize. Yes, socialize! It's like looking for Mr. Goodbar all over my roses! They even look intoxicated, crawling all over each other to get...let's just say, get it on.
Time to put out the traps I suppose. *sigh* I really dislike Japanese beetles.