Japanese beetle

Japanese beetle
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Superorder:Neoptera
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Scarabaeidae
Genus:Popillia
Species
P. acuta
P. adamas
P. amabilis
P. andamanica
P. angulicornis
P. anomaloides
P. ardoini
P. barbellata
P. bhutanensis
P. bhutanica
P. biguttata
P. birmanica
P. brancuccii
P. brunnicollis
P. cerchnopyga
P. cerinimaculata
P. chlorion
P. clypealis
P. complanata
P. cribricollis
P. cupricollis
P. curtipennis
P. cyanea
P. dajaka
P. daliensis
P. difficilis
P. dilutipennis
P. discalis
P. eximia
P. fallaciosa
P. feae
P. felix
P. ferreroi
P. fimbripes
P. flavofasciata
P. flavosellata
P. flexuosa
P. fukiensis
P. gedongensis
P. gemma
P. genevievai
P. girardi
P. hainanensis
P. hirtipyga
P. histeroides
P. imitans
P. impressipyga
P. insularis
P. iwasei
P. japonica
P. kanarensis
P. laevicollis
P. laevis
P. laeviscutula
P. laevistriata
P. lasiopyga
P. latimaculata
P. leptotarsa
P. lewisi
P. limbatipennis
P. lineata
P. linpingi
P. livida
P. lucida
P. macgregori
P. maclellandi
P. madrasicola
P. marginicollis
P. melanoloma
P. metallicollis
P. migliaccioi
P. miniatipennis
P. minuta
P. mongolica
P. morettoi
P. mutans
P. nagaii
P. nitida
P. nottrotti
P. oviformis
P. parvula
P. patkaina
P. patricia
P. petrarcai
P. piattellai
P. pilicollis
P. pilicrus
P. pilifera
P. pilosa
P. plagicollis
P. pui
P. pulchra
P. pulchripes
P. puncticollis
P. pustulata
P. quadriguttata
P. quelpartiana
P. ricchiardii
P. rotundata
P. rubescens
P. rubripes
P. sammensis
P. sandyx
P. sauteri
P. scabricollis
P. schizonycha
P. semiaenea
P. semicuprea
P. shillongensis
P. sichuanensis
P. simlana
P. splendidicollis
P. strumifera
P. subquadrata
P. sulcata
P. sumatrensis
P. suturalis
P. taiwana
P. testaceipennis
P. timoriensis
P. transversa
P. uhligi
P. uchidai
P. variabilis
P. varicollis
P. varicolor
P. vignai
P. viridula
P. wittmeri
P. zerchei
Ref: List of Asian Popillia
as of 2002-12-29
The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 1.5 cm long and 1 cm wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and top of thorax and head, which is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, but in America is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants. It is a weak flyer and drops several centimeters when it hits a wall. Japanese beetle traps therefore consist of a pair of crossed walls with a bag underneath, and are baited with floral scent, pheromone, or both.

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