Definition of Popillia japonica
1. Noun. Small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia; serious plant pest in North America.
Generic synonyms: Scarabaean, Scarabaeid, Scarabaeid Beetle
Group relationships: Genus Popillia, Popillia
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Literary usage of Popillia japonica
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1. The Entomologist by British Trust for Entomology, Royal Entomological Society of London (1840)
"Popillia japonica. Coppery gold-green; antennae pitchy, with a black apex : legs gold-green, or coppery gold-green, with the tarsi ..."
2. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"The Secretary of Agriculture has information that a dangerous insect infestation, namely, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newm. ..."
3. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1922)
"... has been discovered at work in the lake shore region, and effective quarantine measures are now in force. THE GREEN JAPANESE BEETLE. (Popillia japonica. ..."
4. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"One of the first insect targets of microbial pesticides was the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica. The larvae are white grubs that cause serious damage to ..."
5. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"The green Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), which in its native home is not an important pest, was discovered in New Jersey in August. ..."
6. Ecological Risk Assessment Issue Papersby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) in Europe (Nowak, 1975) and the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in the United States are good ..."