Japanese Beetle?

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  1. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Searched to identify this one and I think it is a Japanese Beetle but the coloring doesn't match. Web sites state that it is actually a non-native pest. Oh well. Found this fellow on some flowers at the local arboretum during a family picnic.

    Shot with my Samsung GX-1L, Tamron 90mm f/2.5, and ring flash. Not my favorite capture but I still think it looks good.

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    Possibly. The beetle order is obnoxiously huge. Hard to tell from just one shot from the top. But if the colors dont match you likely have a different species.
     
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    Sure looks like a Japanese beetle to me. They reflect different colors at different angles... from brown to copper to bright green.
     
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    That doesn't look like a Japanese beetle to me, I've literaly killed thousands of them in the last couple of years. You almost never see a single one and if they are in your flowers you will see the leaves and flowers eaten in a web like pattern. They are a dark greenish color. I spray them with malithion.
     

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