Name of Bug
Thank you for responding so quickly to my question about the caterpillar which turned out to be a white tussock moth caterpillar. Well, I was quite spellbound by the caterpillar. Was careful not to step on it, and watched out for it all day. Then I found out it could become a pest. Now, I have a bug I am wondering about (picture attached). Have not killed it, but am cautious about getting so enamored with it. Am glad to have found your site to ask questions. I began flower gardening this year and have found myself as taken with the animal life as the plant life growing around my yard. Meanwhile, I hope not to become a pest myself.
It would behoove you to try to erradicate the dreaded Japanese Beetle, an introduction that is very fond of roses, rose of sharon, and many other garden plants.