The golden tortoise beetles are knights in shining armor for victims being strangled by bindweed and morning glories. These beetles will sabotage bindweeds plan to squeeze the life out of innocent plants by chewing them free. In combination with June and July high temperatures and increased brigades of beetles in early spring, bindweed will lose its leaves before it sets flower.
Look for shot holes in bindweeds as you tool around your neighborhood. Harvest leaves that are infested with beetles and enlist them to fight against your own bindweed problems.
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