Japanese Beetle

My Home: I am found in almost all parts of the United States, Asia, Europe and Canada and live in fields, crops, and in backyards.

What I eat: I eat around 300 species of plants, even poison ivy.
I usually will feed with a group of other beetles. We start
at the top of a plant and work our way down. We can
be very destructive to crops when large groups of us
are hungry. I eat the soft tissue out between the
veins of the leaves and cause the leaf to look
skeletonized.

What I look like: As an adult I am ½ to ¾ of an inch in
length. I have hard metallic green shells with copper
colored wing casings.

How I am born: I go through four stages of development:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. My egg is laid in the ground
in the fall and I emerge in spring, usually late May. I will
live for 30 - 45 days as an adult.





  Fun Facts
Japanese beetles can fly as far
as five miles, but are poor fliers and can be caught
easily. When approached, they lift their spiny hind legs
up in the air to scare off the intruder.