Macrodactylus subspinosus

Rose Chafer

Macrodactylus subspinosus, Rose Chafer photo

Family: Scarabaeidae

Subfamily: Melolonthinae

Length: 8-10 mm


This species is notable for its yellowish hair-like scales.

In West Virginia, adults appear in June and feed on Roses, Iris, Peonies, and other flowers. They also feed on foliage and fruits.

Insects of West Virginia