Popillia japonica

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Synonyms for Popillia japonica

small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia

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Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): rate of movement and potential distribution of an immigrant species.
The beetle, Popillia japonica, is by far the most destructive pest of ornamental and turf plants in the eastern United States, with more than $450 million spent each year to control it and replace damaged plants.
He has identified a tiny nematode, Steinernema glaseri, as the foot soldier in the ongoing battle against destructive larvae of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica.
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica (Newman) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), was first encountered in the United States (US) in Riverton, New Jersey in 1916 (Clausen et al.