I have been killing a multitude of beetles this year. About the size and...

Asked July 20, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT

I have been killing a multitude of beetles this year. About the size and shape of Japanese beetles but solid rust color. Any idea what kind of bugs these would be, or if there is a problem in the county this year?

Lake County Ohio beetles

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Without a photo I can't be for sure, but it sounds like it might be the Asiatic Garden Beetle. I have included a link to a FactSheet: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/CAPS/pestInfo/asiaticGardenbtl.htm

If that doesn't sound like the insect that you are experiencing and can submit a photo via Ask An Expert, or you can email them directly to me at stone.91@osu.edu