Urban nature part deux

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) feeding on Thistle. Pentax * istD, SMC Pentax-M 50mm f:4 Macro lens… hand-held.

The beetle species Popillia japonica is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. It is about 15 millimetres long and 10 millimetres wide, with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head.

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Darrell Larose
Ottawa, Canada

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