Geraniums intoxicate Japanese beetles
Even though a few bites of geranium knock out Japanese beetles for hours, the insects keep going back for more.
Potter, D.A., and D.W. Held. In press. Absence of food-aversion learning by a polyphagous scarab, Popillia japonica Newman, following intoxication by geranium. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.
Daniel A. Potter
University of Kentucky
Department of Entomology
S-225 Agriculture Science Building N
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 23, December 5, 1998, p. 366. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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