Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica ) on flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)) - 1402114

Japanese beetle
Popillia japonica Newman, 1841

Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.)
Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Adult beetles are metallic green with copper-colored wings and tufts of white hair around the posterior end. They are 3/8 to ½ inch long. Adults appear during late spring and early summer and are most active on bright sunny days. They migrate into tobacco fields and often feed in groups on the upper leaves of scattered plants. Feeding holes are of moderate size and irregular or ragged, giving leaves a lacy appearance. Larvae are the grubs which feed in the soil on roots other than tobacco. They are about one inch long at maturity, white or grayish white with a reddish-brown head and are somewhat C-shaped.
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Image location: United States

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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Sunday, March 10, 2002
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