You may have recently spotted (or heard) a large metallic green bug buzzing around your yard.
This morning, I spotted two green fruit beetles, butts up and heads down next to some tomato plants. I promptly fed them to my chickens, but you may not have that option. Luckily, it is very easy to build a green fruit beetle trap. Simply mix 1 part water with 1 part grape or peach juice and put it in a one-gallon container. Then, create a funnel out of screen or hardware cloth and insert it into the container. The adult beetles will be attracted to the juice, climb down into the container, and then be unable to figure out how to escape. (I wonder how chickens feel about beetles drowned in juice…)
To learn more about beetles you may find in your yard, check out UC Irvine's page on beetles.
I hope this information inspires you to grow more of your own food. You can ask your garden questions on my Home page.