The Rose Chafer can be identified by its creamy yellow appearance. Its elytra (wing coverings) are covered with short, soft hairs. The legs are darker in color than the body, almost brown. Its body is more slender than other beetles of the Scarabidae family. Relatives include May and June Beetles and the equally destructive Japanese Beetle.
Rose Chafers are usually found in the company of many other Rose Chafers. Together they can quickly ruin a rose blossom. They eat away at it and the foliage and are difficult to remove. They use their legs to clutch onto the plant and knocking them off may take some force. Many gardeners use chemical pesticides to prevent and remove infestations.