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Japanese Beetle

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Japanese beetle
Scientific Name:
Popillia japonica Newman, 1841 (ITIS)
Common Name:
Japanese beetle
Photo:
Japanese beetle, adult - Photo by Josesph Berger, Bugwood.org
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
First discovered in 1916, but was probably introduced around 1911 (Potter and Held 2002)
Means of Introduction:
Possibly in the soil of imported ornamental plants (Potter and Held 2002)
Impact:
Destructive pest of turf, landscape plants, and crops; adults feed on the foliage and fruits of several hundred species of trees, shrubs, vines, and crops, while larvae feed on the roots of grasses and other plants (APHIS 2015)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

Quarantine

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Selected Resources

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Partnership

USDAAPHISPPQCPHST. Identification Technology Program.
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

USDAAPHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

International Government

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom).
See also: Pest and Disease Factsheets for more fact sheets.

State and Local Government

Missouri Department of Conservation.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division.

Academic

Kansas State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
Colorado State University Extension.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
University of Minnesota. Extension.
Montana State University Extension.
Utah State University Extension; Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.
See also: Landscape Ornamental Insects Fact Sheets for more species
University of Wisconsin - Madison. Vegetable Crop Entomology.

Professional

Morton Arboretum (Illinois).

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