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Japanese beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

Copper & green in colour, and was about 10 mm in size.

Habitat:

While native to Japan, this beetle is actually a destructive pest in North America, including Ontario and northern US. It is actually being controlled in this part of the world.

Notes:

They eat the leaves of plants, but not the fruit; thrive in hot, sunny weather.

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alina
alina 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Aaron -- I didn't realize this guy was so destructive.

alina
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alina

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 5, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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