A species of scarab beetle (or dung beetle)

Phyllopertha horticola

preview hoet 00049 phyllopertha horticola gartenlaubkaeferWe find the metallically green (head, chest) and light brown (elytra) colored beetle during early summer quite commonly on the leaves or in the vicinity of his it’s favorite plants: oak, birch, cherry, rose and many other deciduous trees. Only occasionally larger and more conspicuous feeding damage occurs.

Like all members of the family of beetles also this species possesses antennae, ending in a leaf-like branched compartment: there are sensors on each end, three fine lamellas.