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Japanese beetle

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) long and 1 cm (0.4 inches) wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head.

It is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, but in America it is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants.

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