Please look that these pictures and tell me what kind of beetle this
is. I see them when I work on my garden at night with artificial
white light. They are attracted to the light and fly around a lot.
One picture has a ruler showing and you can see that the one I
photographed was just under half an inch. (It got caught in my
No, a juvenile Japanese beetle would be a grub. Like most beetles (all
beetles?) they emerge as full size adults. At nearly half an inch, it's
already bigger than a Japanese beetle.
It looks to me like what most people just call June bugs. Their season
should be over by now. We have them here in June but I think they are
usually around in May for most of their range.
PS I just saw the first 2 Japanese beetles of the season today. Here
they come. :-(
June beetles, come out here in the south every summer in varying degrees
of "lotta bugs." They lay their eggs in the ground and the larvae become
a brown headed grub that eats grass roots and other stuff.
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