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Rose chafer
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN Rose chafer
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN

Rose chafer
Macrodactylus subspinosus
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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