Japanese Beetles, bizarrely small crop this year so far...
I was picking off beetles for about 10 days, maybe 2-4 dozen a day each evening and then it stopped about a week ago and I now see hardly any, maybe one a day.
I can't figure out whether that was an early hatch and more are to come or whether the drought the neighbors are suffering may be interfering with the hatches I usually get from their lawns. We grub treated our lawn for enough years that they don't have a toe-hold here anymore but they're still usually drawn from outside to my fragrant roses.
How are yours this year, worse, the same or lighter than usual?