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Viburnum leaf beetle questions

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Last year most of the viburnums in my garden were eaten by viburnum leaf beetles. 

 

This winter I did some research about their life cycle.  My research says that eggs are laid generally in a row in the new tip growth.   They look like small brown bumps on the under side of the twig.

 

It was suggested that pruning off the twig with egg case may reduce their population.

 

Does anyone know if this pruning will help?  Now that the snow is gone, I was able to get into the beds and I can see that most of the new growth has egg cases.

 

I'm looking for ideas to reduce the viburnum leaf beetle damage this summer. 

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I had one small cranberry bush viburnum that got attacked last year.  Scouted daily for larvae, seemed to make it through the first onslaught and was flushing out again.  Then came the second round from the adults.  Seemed the only option was chemical controls.  I replaced it with a clethra.

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