Brown Bugs Eating My Flowers

I have these strange bugs attacking my flowers petunias, marigolds, etc. They are like a large ladybug, only brown rather than orange. They fly when disturbed. Does anyone have any idea what they could be and how do I get rid of them? Thanks.

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Joan from Chesterfield, MI

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By joankay from Chesterfield, MI

July 26, 20090 found this helpful

It could be a japanese beetle. go to this link for a picture of one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_beetle

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July 26, 20090 found this helpful

Many thanks, Foxrun. They are definitely Japanese beetles. The link you suggested was very helpful.

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