All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Japanese Beetle</strong> 
<em>Popillia japonica*</em> / Coleoptera
June 11, 2007
These non-native beetles are a major problem in many parts of the south. They cause damage to many kinds of plants when they eat them. This beetle is eating a w...
Japanese Beetle
Popillia japonica* / Coleoptera
June 11, 2007
These non-native beetles are a major problem in many parts of the south. They cause damage to many kinds of plants when they eat them. This beetle is eating a wild rose. I remember seeing a large elm tree at East Tennessee State University being completely defoliated by Japanese beetles (I worked there in the medical school in the late 1970's).

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