Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus) 21 May 2010 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus)
There are two shrubs in my yard. The one in the back yard is in full bloom, and has as beautiful appearance.. The one in the front yard was attacked by the Viburnum Leaf Beetle Pyrrhalta viburni, which devastated some leaves until it was sprayed with a contact insecticide (Malathion). These larvae are so numerous that a shrub can be skeltonized in about two days. This bug appeared in Canada about 1978.

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