Popillia Japonica

Welcome to this weeks theme: Macro images!  Today I am starting with the scourge of many a garden – the Japanese beetle.  Beautiful green color but the damage I’ve seen them do to rose bushes is just horrible.  Hope your garden is spared.

F 8.0 – 1/80 – ISO 250 – 100mm – cloudy WB

Beetle J7572-w

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12 Responses to Popillia Japonica

  1. dhphotosite says:

    Neat shot. And yes they are pretty as bugs go…but they sure do cause havoc in the garden!

  2. It’s a very pretty bug. I haven’t seen them in my garden.

  3. etomczyk says:

    I can’t believe how you managed to make one of my nemeses’ look so beautiful. The J Beetle is the reason I no longer grow roses. Auuurggh!

  4. Steve says:

    Very nice shot! Bugs can be beautiful in their own light, but sure can wreak havoc in gardens and fields.

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