Rose Chafer Beetle

rosechaferSkeletonizing of the leaves of roses, raspberries, grapes, fruit trees, and many other cultivated trees and shrubs may be caused by the adult rose chafer, Macrodactylus subspinosus (Fabricius).  Adult beetles are attracted to flower blossoms, particularly roses and peonies.  Damage occurs in June and tends to be most severe in areas of light sandy soil, which is preferred by the larvae.  Heavy of clay soils hamper rose chafer growth and development.
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