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19/06/2012 at 21:38

I have just found one of these pests on my rose shrub.  Munching away on the flower.  As it was the first one I have seen, should I be worried.?

20/06/2012 at 06:40

Are you in the uk?

20/06/2012 at 08:31

Hi, I live in Mid Wales, just inside the Shropshire border.  Mick.

20/06/2012 at 09:10

Interesting- because from research it is not found in the UK-are you sure about indentification?-it is a major pest

20/06/2012 at 09:56

I'm sure that I answered this - must be going mad!

There are a few in the UK - they've hitched a ride on imported Chinese acers.

They should be captured and reported, details here.

20/06/2012 at 09:58

Link not working Alina-another oops

20/06/2012 at 10:01

TRying again, Geoff - try here.

20/06/2012 at 10:17

I was looking at these-that just seem confined to the usa

http://fyi.uwex.edu/news/files/2012/06/Japanese-Beetle-Picture.jpg

20/06/2012 at 10:36

There seem to be a few in Europe and the UK now. It seems that the larvae are almost impossible to detect, and that's how they've got in. I'm not sure if we have breeding populations, though, or just odd stragglers.

I certainly hope it's the latter, as, as you say, they are a serious pest.

20/06/2012 at 10:38

I think Mick needs to hopefully find it and take a picture for a positive id

20/06/2012 at 11:11
20/06/2012 at 12:56

I checked the beetles identity with Wilkepedia.  The tan/brown hard type back  with the white zig-zag markings down each side.  Aprroximately   1 1/2" long.  I should have took a photo, before I got rid of it. 

30/06/2012 at 14:28

Interestingly, I just found something that I thought was a Japanese Beetle also. Copper back; green metallic head. But not the tufts of white of the true JB ... so just a garden chafer. They're so similar, though. I gather JBs are actually chafers ... how closely are they and the garden chafer related? 

18/06/2013 at 18:40

I think I have got japanese beetle on my roses, eating the petals.  Not sure what to do,just sprayed with rose clear, will catch one and take a picture.

19/06/2013 at 08:00

have sprayed them, just checked and they have all gone.

19/06/2013 at 08:14

I think it's a shame you sprayed them before you were sure what they were 

We can't go around killing things just in case ....

19/06/2013 at 19:23

anything that scoffs my roses gets sprayed, I wait all year for them to flower, not prepared for anything to damage them.

19/06/2013 at 19:31

22/06/2013 at 00:30

Thought I saw one of these at work, so stamped on it. White markings weren't quite the same as in the pictures, but it was the right size and looked right otherwise, and the native chafers don't have those markings.

That RHS link is for citrus longhorn beetles. I tried their custom google search for the Japanese beetle and found this sponsored link:

Discount Japanese Beetles

Get cheap Japanese Beetles & save! BEST-PRICE.com - the shop expert.uk.japanese-beetles.best-price.com/

Aaahhh ... no.

I think I'd rather pay extra and get a British beetle.

23/10/2013 at 17:03

The best way to get rid of these japanese beetles is to remove them mannually other things like pesticides or insects killer i don't find them really reliable yet. For this i thing you should consult some termite experts they will help you in this. 

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