Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica  (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - 5313094

Japanese beetle
Popillia japonica Newman, 1841

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Broadly oval beetle, 8-11 mm long, and about 5-7 mm wide. Females usually are slightly larger than males. The head and body are dark, metallic green, with darker coppery-green legs. The coppery-brown elytra, which do not quite reach the tip of the abdomen, expose a row of 5 lateral patches of white hairs on each side of the abdomen and a pair of these patches on the dorsal surface of the last abdominal segment. These white patches on the green abdomen distinguish P. japonica from all other beetles that resemble it; Bloomington Monroe County, Indiana, USA. 30.viii.1989 Coll: F.N. Young.
Image type: Museum
Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Country: Australia

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