Japanese Beetle

(Popillia japonica) - Popillia japonica is an oval-shaped, metallic-green with bronze wings beetle that is about .5 inches long. Unfortunately, in the family Scarabaeidae contains thousands of beetles that are very similar in appearance, so the Japanese beetle can be easily over-looked. However, the larvae of Popillia japonica can be distinguished by a C-shaped growth and a V-shaped row of spines beneath the abdomen.

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