- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - State agricultural officials say a record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County this summer.

KPTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2by4E6Q ) that the Oregon Department of Agriculture has recorded 265 Japanese beetles in traps placed in Portland, indicating the insects may be breeding there.

The department plans to continue trapping efforts to pinpoint the exact location of the breeding population and to know where to begin treatment measures.

The Japanese beetles feed on a variety of plant material, including trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits and vegetables.

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Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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