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Rose chafer

Macrodactylus subspinosus

Rose chafer

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Rose chafer

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota


Size: 1/3 - 7/16 inch long

Where/When: Found in areas with sandy soil. Most commonly found on rose, peonies, and dahlias. Also feeds on the foliage of many trees and shrubs and on many fruits, such as grapes and raspberries. They are present from late May through June.

Significance: Feeds on flowers, leaves, and fruits. Can be damaging to plants when abundant.

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