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Japanese Beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

This beetle, with its copper-colored wing covers and iridescent thorax and head, is about 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long. Several white spots along both sides of the abdomen make this species easy to identify.

Habitat:

In North America, this invasive exotic can be a major pest in gardens, although they are relatively well-controlled in their native Japan by predators. These two were photographed on a clethera.


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nice picture

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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