Saturday, June 28, 2008

Oriental Beetle - Anomala orientalis

Michelle pointed this guy out to me. He was sitting on one of the tomato stakes. He looked like a non-native so I grabbed him, and sure enough he's not. Since Oriental Beetles are an invasive non-beneficial species this guy was given a quick squish.

Jen was over on the 4th and took some really great macro photos. This was my favorite up close and personal shot of an Oriental Beetle camping out on a mustard seed stalk.

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