Banded Hairstreak, Satyrium calanus
nectaring on Shasta Daisy
Hoosick Falls, NY
Parasite Winsome Fly (Istocheta aldrichi) on Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)
Japanese beetle. metallic color on back
Invasive, eating away.
The beetle species Popillia japonica is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. It is about 15Â millimetres (0.6 in) long and 10Â millimetres (0.4 in) wide, with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head. It is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, but in America it is a serious pest of about 200 species of plants, including rose bushes, grapes, hops, canna, crape myrtles, and other plants.