Popillia japonica


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Noun1.Popillia japonica - small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern AsiaPopillia japonica - small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia; serious plant pest in North America
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
genus Popillia, Popillia - a genus of Scarabaeidae
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The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, has recently become the primary insect pest of blueberries in Michigan.
Ovavesicula popilliae (Andreadis & Hanula) (Microsporida: Ovavesiculidae) is a microsporidian pathogen of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), used as a biological control agent (Cappaert & Smitley 2002).