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I'm Mike Quinn. I've been a entomologist for twenty years, and we're here at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center talking about what to the, what does the Japanese beetle look like. It's a small beetle; maybe a centimeter in length, and the prothorax in front is a dark green metallic coloration, and the wing covers, or elytra in the back are brown in color with a parallel rose striations. And along the sides there's white tufts, five on each side and two on the back. And this is a scarab beetle, and the larval stage is a white grub which is "C" shaped. And introduced years ago into North America, and they're considered to be a pest species. The metallic green and prothorax, with the green elytra and white spots on the side are a way to ways to recognize the Japanese beetle.