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Strawberries > Leaves > Holes in leaves/missing leaves

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  • Image: Deer Damage 1


  • Both deer and rabbits can completely remove leaf, leaving the petiole behind
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  • Image: Japanese Beetle 1
  • Image: Japanese Beetle 2

Japanese Beetle
Popillia japonica

  • Adults skeletonize leaves, i.e. chew tissue between veins, leaving foliage lace-like
  • Adults are a brilliant metallic green with copper-brown wing covers, five white patches of hairs on each side of the abdomen, and two patches of white hair on the tip of the abdomen
  • Adults present June-July, larvae present late summer through following spring
  • More information on Japanese Beetle

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