What is this bug?

Asked July 8, 2017, 3:22 PM EDT

I found a swarm of these in my cotoneaster hedge today. In all my years of gardening (40) I've never seen these. What are they?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi there--

You've got Japanese Beetles--they're increasingly common in MN.

Here's some info on them: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/japanese-beetles/ .

Hope this helps!