Japanese Beetle – Popillia japonica (Newman)
A coordinated response to eradicate Japanese beetle in Vancouver
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, City of Vancouver, and other industry and non-governmental stakeholders are working together - Read more.
Japanese beetle is an invasive plant pest that was first introduced to eastern North America from Japan in 1916. This insect can significantly damage landscape plants, ornamental plants, fruit and vegetable gardens, nurseries, orchards, and agricultural crops. Japanese beetle larvae feed on the roots of turf grass and other plants. Adults are heavy feeders, attacking the flowers, foliage and fruit of more than 250 plant species, including roses, blueberries and grapevines.
What information is available?
- Pest Fact Sheet
- Questions and Answers
- D-96-15: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States
- Japanese Beetle Infested Place Order for the City of Vancouver
Plant Pest Credit Card: Japanese beetle
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