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Kari Houle / University of Illinois Extension

The Japanese beetle can be a dreaded insect for any gardener. They are easy to spot with their copper colored wings but they are not as easy to stop. 

Watch: The Insect Factory that Breeds Better Bugs

Aug 31, 2016
Dan Garrison for Harvest Public Media

Halfway down a dead-end road in the small farming town of Palisade, Colorado, is the research facility known as “The Insectary.”  Scientists at the lab develop "biocontrol insects," insects adapted to attacking bugs and plants harmful to agriculture.