Japanese Beetle – Popillia japonica (Newman)

Reporting Japanese Beetle in Vancouver

If you think you have found Japanese beetle in Vancouver, please report it to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Japanese beetle

Japanese beetle is a plant pest native to Japan that attacks roots, foliage and fruit of a variety of host plants, including elm, maple, rose, zinnia, corn, asparagus, grape, apple, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The Japanese beetle larvae favour turf grass as their host material, while adults feed on the leaves and fruit of a wide variety of host plants.

What information is available?

Plant Pest Credit Card: Japanese beetle

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Credit card side 1: 2 Japanese beetles, an arrow pointing to 12 white tufts of hair along the sides and rear, a silhouette showing the actual size. For suspect specimens, visit www.inspection.gc.ca/pests
Credit card side 2: Japanese beetle on skeletonized foliage, dead grass caused by larval feeding, and a C-shaped larva (20 mm). Copyright 2015 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. For suspect specimens, visit www.inspection.gc.ca/pests

Photo Credits: J. Baker, D. Cappaert, S. Katovich (Bugwood.org), CFIA | Use without permission is prohibited

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