Image Number: 5313094

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.
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Dorsal / Abaxial / Back

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Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Rutelinae
Tribe: Anomalini
Genus: Popillia
Subject: Popillia japonica Newman, 1841
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Monday, December 17, 2007