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Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) INTRODUCED / INVASIVE. Crawling on foliage in a backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. Geotagged,Japanese Beetle,Popillia japonica,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

INTRODUCED / INVASIVE. Crawling on foliage in a backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

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  1. Nice shot! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thank you! Would this fit in your pestilence list? Posted 12 days ago

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The beetle species ''Popillia japonica'' is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. 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 North 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.

It is a clumsy flier, dropping.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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Uploaded Jun 12, 2018. Captured Jun 5, 2018 02:55 in 101 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm