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Japanese beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

As the name suggests, the Japanese beetle is native to Japan. The insect was first found in the United States in 1916. These insects damage plants by skeletonizing the foliage, that is, consuming only the leaf material between the veins.

Habitat:

Spotted along an urban nature trail. (S. Creek Greenway Trail)

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Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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