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Oriental Beetle (Dark Form) - Exomala orientalis This delightful weirdo had me stumped at first. It looked so much like E. orientalis, except for the coloration. I finally figured out that there was a dark form of this species and that this was it!<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Oriental Beetle (Dark Form) - Exomala orientalis

This delightful weirdo had me stumped at first. It looked so much like E. orientalis, except for the coloration. I finally figured out that there was a dark form of this species and that this was it!

Habitat: Rural garden

Oriental Beetle (Dark Form) - Exomala orientalis This delightful weirdo had me stumped at first. It looked so much like E. orientalis, except for the coloration. I finally figured out that there was a dark form of this species and that this was it!<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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The Oriental beetle is a beetle about 0.7 - 1.1 cm long, with mottled, metallic brown- and black-colored elytra and a similarly-colored thorax and head during the adult stage. During the larval stage the oriental beetle can be identified by the parallel line raster pattern. It is native to Asia and was introduced to North America and has since spread to and become a pest in several mid-Atlantic states. Its invasive range extends from Maine to South Carolina and Wisconsin. In its larval stage, the.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2019. Captured Jul 25, 2019 09:34 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm