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Japanese beetle

Popillia japonica

Description:

The beetle species Popillia japonica is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. It is about 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long and 10 millimetres (0.4 in) 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, and others.

Habitat:

Canada

Notes:

The japanese beetle looks alot like the cowboy beetle.

1 Species ID Suggestions

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago
Japanese Beetle
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5 Comments

Tina-MariaTozzi
Tina-MariaTozzi 7 years ago

I have so many of these this year, 2014.

Tina-MariaTozzi
Tina-MariaTozzi 7 years ago

To Atul: Arthropods?

Tina-MariaTozzi
Tina-MariaTozzi 9 years ago

Thanks guys!

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

As Keith suggested, these are two Japanese beetles, a common invasive species in North America.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Category changed to Arthropods :-)

Tina-MariaTozzi
Spotted by
Tina-MariaTozzi

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Spotted on Jul 28, 2011
Submitted on Feb 28, 2012

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