Pest Photo

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

Japanese beetle

Popillia japonica

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest of a variety of trees and shrubs. It is a native of Japan and was first detected in New Jersey in 1916.

Well established east of the Mississippi River, infestations west of the Mississippi River tend to be aggressively eradicated before they can be established.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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