The rose chafer is a light tan beetle with a darker brown head and long and spiny legs. It is about 0.5 inch long. The adult beetles have only one generation per season, with emergence from the soil starting in late May and June, and the beetles live for up to a month. While grape is a preferred host there are also many other plants it will feed on including rose, strawberry, peach, cherry, apple, raspberry, blackberry, clover, hollyhock, corn, bean, beet, pepper, cabbage, peony and many more plants, trees and shrubs.
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