I saw a new insect today. Well, not technically a new insect, but one I haven’t photographed before. This is a fairly large beetle, about an inch long. It was up on the buddleia bush and I was able to get a reasonably sharp picture, although not as sharp as I’d like. It’s a little like a giant Japanese beetle, but it’s a green June beetle, Cotinis nitida, a North American native. They are generally considered to be pests, because their larvae eat the roots of many plants including grasses and ornamentals.