Invasive SpeciesJapanese beetle

Popillia japonica
FOUND by apalmer
Tenants Harbor
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Apalmer
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
There were many of these beetles on this clump of flowers.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This beetle has a metallic green thorax, and a fuzzy abdomen with black and white stripes.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Popillia japonica
Common name:
Japanese beetle
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.968685 °
W -69.213934 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Library path
Trip date: 
Mon, 2015-08-24 16:01
Town or city: 
Tenants Harbor
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Penobscot Bay


Great photo! It seems Japanese beetles aren't too choosy. Here was another observation of Japanese beetles this summer on a very different plant.

Thanks for sharing your findings :)