Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle compared to Green June Beetle (Photo by Antonio Gutierrez, CDFA)

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was found in New Jersey in 1916 and has been causing massive damage and spreading westward ever since. It is particularly fond of airplane rides!

Related Links

  • Japanese Beetle (Photo by David Cappaert, Michigan State University - bugwood.org)
    Japanese Beetle Pest Profile

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

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    Japanese Beetle Pest Sheet

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture - Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

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