I’m not sure what type of bug this is. My thought do to it’s look – is that it may be a super sized Japanese beetle. If I’m right it is largest one I have every seen. I was thinking it possibly could be a pregnant beetle. I took no chances and flicked bug off rose and stepped on it multiple times.
Home we moved into a few years ago – has several rose bushes. These are Japanese beetle crack – it is one of their favorite food sources.
This year we applied Milky Spore and set out several Japanese beetle traps. Although numbers were less than last year – most likely do to cold Winter and Milky Spore application – traps still filled up.