Japanese Beetle

  • Not originally native to North America, the Japanese Beetle is believed to have arrived here by ship in the early 1900s.
  • Its unique copper elytra and emerald thorax and head make it easily identifiable.
  • Since their arrival, Japanese Beetles have been viewed as a large threat to crops and plants.
  • In Japan, where they originated, they have natural predators in place that control the population.
  • In North America, this predatory threat is not as prevalent so population control relies heavily on human efforts.
  • They consume the leaf material between veins, leaving a skeleton of what was once a leaf. They also will eat fruits and plants.

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