Japanese beetle

Japanese beetle

6139   We have found two of these bugs on our deck this summer. We live 60 miles west of Toronto.  I do a lot of gardening and suspect they like it.  The white spots along he lower body were interesting enough for me to ask what bug is this.  Thank you,  Alex

This is a Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), an introduced species that has become a serious pest in much of North America. See http://tinyurl.com/hzjj3my for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.