While I was whacking down the most obnoxious weeds in the community garden adjacent to our lot, I saw some bugs congregating on a rose bush. Closer examination revealed they were Japanese Beetles in the fourth stage of their life cycle:
- Maker of more eggs
This picture reminds me of the TV-movie scenes of royal bedrooms, with courtiers hanging around while the King and Queen consummate the match. I’m not sure what these two hangers-on are talking about, but they’re polite enough to provide some privacy for the happy couple.
Birds don’t care for these beetles. I wonder if the squirrels could be persuaded to give them a try. You know, instead of stripping my magnolia tree of its blossoms.