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Japanese Beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

Medium-sized beetle about 5/8 inches long. with metallic green head and thorax. The elytra (wing covers) are a metallic copper.

Habitat:

Urban yards.

Notes:

Originates in Japan but was accidently introduced into the U.S. in 1916. It has become a pest in eastern U.S. where it consumes up to 200 different species of plants. Larvae live in the soil feeding on roots and can cause problems in lawns.

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Bruno
Bruno 7 years ago

These photos are great, awesome submissions so far!

Roseville, Minnesota

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Apr 23, 2010
Submitted on Apr 23, 2010

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