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Old Jul 16, 2011, 8:27 PM   #1
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Default What insect is this?

I found this in my garden this afternoon. Do anyone knows what it is?
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 9:59 PM   #2
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The shape and irridescent color reminds me of a japanese beetle. Is it a large insect?
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Try looking up your location, beetles, etc. narrowing it down. There should be a university near that does entymology...study of buggies.

cute, whatever it is.Good shot.
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Thank you very much, it is a Japanese male beetle! The size is like a normal fly.

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They are real pests. Hope you eradicate them.
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No. Real pests are car drivers. They pollute air, kill people and destroy resource reserves
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University of Florida Extension Service:

Introduction
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, is a widespread and destructive pest of turf, landscape, and ornamental plants in the United States. It is also a pest of several fruit, garden, and field crops, and has a total host range of more than 300 plant species. Adult Japanese beetles feed on foliage, flowers, and fruits. Leaves are typically skeletonized or left with only tough network of veins.
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