The Japanese beetle has a wide variety of plant hosts and will attack soybeans both early and late in the growing season. A soybean-feeding variant does not occur in Minnesota at this time. Adult beetles feed on foliage, skeletonizing the leaves. They are long, have a hard shell, are metallic green, and have bronze-colored wing covers. Small white squares (actually tufts of hair) are visible around the outside edge of the wing covers.
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