A brilliant green or copper-colored day-flying chafer (beetle) that feeds on roses and other flowers. The larvae typically live in rotting timber.
- Genus Marodactylus, family Scarabaeidae: three species
- In studies around the country, codling moths, apple maggots, plum curculio, leafhoppers, Japanese beetles, rose chafer, thrips, and rust mites - not to mention pear psylla - have fled whitewashed crops in search of greener pastures.
- Whether they are Japanese, cucumber, or rose chafer beetles, a squirt with a pesticide of your choice and discretion kills 'em dead if you get it right on their little personages, but it doesn't have much residual effect.
- Among some pests to watch for are aphids, red spiders, leaf tiers, and rose chafers.
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