Similar to Japanese Beetle in Size
July 13, 2009
This beetle is seen in my garden. It is similar in size to the Japanese beetle. I found this beetle on a grape leaf. It is mid-July and I have been seeing them for about a week.
Nothern Westchester County, New York.

Shining Leaf Chafer

Oriental Beetle

Hi Cathy,
Your beetle is a Shining Leaf Chafer in the same subfamily as the Japanese Beetle.  We believe it is in the genus Strigoderma based on images posted to BugGuide.
Perhaps one of our readers can verify this.

Correction from Eric Eaton
The “shining leaf chafer” you thought might be Strigoderma is actually the “Oriental beetle,” Anomala orientalis, incredibly abundant right now here in western Massachusetts….

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