Japanese Beetle

Popilla japonica

Japanese Beetle Japanese Beetles mating
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Eric Williams
The Japanese Beetle is 1/2 in length.  The damage caused by its feeding habits is well known.  Larvae feed on the roots of plants.  Introduced to the US from Japan, control of the Japanese Beetle has involved the use of various parasitic wasps and flies.
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