Japanese Beetle

July 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonic) is a striking beetle with its iridescent copper-colored wing covers, green thorax and head. They maybe be small in stature, about a half-inch long, but they can be very destructive to some plants. They'll skeletonize the leaves eating all of the leaf tissue leaving the veins. They seem to be attracted to my purple passion flower vines and also one of my butterfly bushes. I captured this image just as the beetle started to take flight from the leaf of a butterfly bush.

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