Japanese Beetle – 7/4/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/4/11

Observation Time: 4:05 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Japanese Beetle

Scientific Name: Popillia japonica

Comments: Japanese beetles are not very destructive in their native Japan, where they are naturally controlled by indigenous predators, but in North America it is a noted pest of about 200 species of plants including rose bushes, grapes, hops, canna, crape myrtles, birch trees, linden trees, and others.

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