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Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle)

Synonyms: Popillia plicatipennis

Wikipedia Abstract

The beetle species Popillia japonica is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. It is about 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long and 10 millimetres (0.4 in) wide, with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head.
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Prey / Diet

Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Reynoutria sachalinensis (giant knotweed)[1]
Rosa rugosa (rugosa rose)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Laphria grossa[2]
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)[1]
Proctacanthus nigriventris[2]
Proctacanthus philadelphicus[2]
Promachus yesonicus[2]


Parasitized by 
Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus[3]
Pollinator of 
Astilbe thunbergii[1]
Castanea crenata (Japanese chestnut)[4]
Cayratia japonica (bushkiller)[1]
Erigeron annuus (Annual fleabane)[1]
Hydrangea paniculata (panicled hydrangea)[1]
Lysimachia clethroides (gooseneck yellow loosestrife)[4]
Lythrum salicaria (salicaire)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4Kato, M., T. Makutani, T. Inoue, and T. Itino. 1990. Insect-flower relationship in the primary beech forest of Ashu, Kyoto: an overview of the flowering phenology and seasonal pattern of insect visits. Contr. Biol. Lab. Kyoto Univ. 27:309-375.
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