Rose Chafer

Rose pest
Macrodactylus subspinosus is a pest that feeds on foliage and flowers.

Macrodactylus subspinosus

North American beetle


Feeds on foliage and flowers

Have few natural enemies

Adult beetles are toxic to birds

In my garden they get dumped in soapy water

Further Reading

University of Massachusetts Amherst


By Joanne McKinnon

Indie author and publisher. Artist and gardener.