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Japanese Beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

It is about 15 millimetres long and 10 millimetres wide, with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head. It is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural predators, but in America it is a serious pest of about 200 species of plants, including rose bushes, grapes, hops, canna, crape myrtles, birch trees, linden trees and others.

Notes:

Spotted mating on Amber Raspberry plants.

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4 Comments

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 8 years ago

Thanks dandoucette.

Wilsons
Wilsons 8 years ago

4 o'clocks keep them away!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Nice pics even though I hate these beetles. They eat my roses at work. Sometimes I find 6 or more of these munching and mating in one bloom!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 8 years ago

photos added.

CourtneyVerk
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CourtneyVerk

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012

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