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Japanese Beetles (mating)

Popilillia japonica


Irridescent copper-colored and green thorax. TL 15 mm. 10 mm wide. Black stripes on abdomen. Series pests in USA to more than 200 plants such as rose, cherry, birch and hops to name a few.


Meadow with abundant flowers and weeds.


There was a fight between two males over this female and she defecated before mating.

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CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Thanks so much for your nice comments.

harsuame 8 years ago

Wow espectacular bella toma

CourtneyVerk 8 years ago

The 4th photo is amazing!

ScottHarte 8 years ago

Great series!

Aaron_G 8 years ago

Carol, your series is my favorite one of the day! Great up-close and personal shots!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

great series, Carol!

johnlguerin 8 years ago

These have to be the most sex crazed creatures on the planet. There seems to be an orgy going on on every rose cluster in my garden not to mention the fruit trees and the grape vines.

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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