Subject:  What is this bug in my garden mostly on the tomatoes?
Geographic location of the bug:  Northwest Ohio
Date: 07/16/2018
Time: 10:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Is this bug a danger to me or my garden?
How you want your letter signed:  DKM

Green June Beetle

Dear DKM,
You indicate that this Green June Beetle and its coevals are on your tomato plants, but you did not indicate if they are eating the plants.  We generally associate Green June Beetles with eating fruits, including figs and peaches.  According to BugGuide the food preferences are:  “
Adults: Pollen; ripening fruits, especially peaches; and the fruit and leaves of many shrubs. Larvae: roots of many plants including: grasses, alfalfa, vegetables, tobacco, and ornamental plants.”

Location: Northwest Ohio

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