Exotic Pest Reporting
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest of a great variety of trees, shrubs. It is a native of Japan and was first detected in New Jersey in 1916.
Well established east of the Mississippi River, infestations west of the Mississippi River tend to be aggressively eradicated before they can be established.
Visit the Japanese Beetle program page for more information about this pest.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
04/04/2014 - Insect Pest Survival During a Harsh Winter
04/02/2014 - Japanese beetle imported to help save hemlock trees
12/19/2013 - Purdue Tree Doctor available for Android and iPhones
11/09/2013 - Japanese Beetle
11/09/2013 - Japanese beetle - Popillia japonica
08/05/2013 - Threats to Soybean Crop Reviewed at Field Meeting
06/21/2013 - Japanese Beetles Emerging
06/14/2013 - ODA Ready To Set The Trap For Invasive Insect Pests
06/08/2012 - Japanese Beetle Season Begins Already
06/07/2012 - Ohio Trees Weakened By Pests
06/05/2012 - Several Insects can Injure or Destroy Seedling Corn
03/05/2012 - Wicked Bugs Author to be at Gardening Expo
02/24/2012 - Battling Problem Pests in Paradise