Adult beetles are around 1 cm long, with a rounded oval shape and a hard shiny green exoskeleton and brown wing covers. The best-defining characteristic of this beetle is the six tufts of white hairs running down either side of the abdomen– no other beetle in BC has this pattern.

Refer to the Japanese Beetle Look-alikes Factsheet to compare the Japanese beetle with similar-looking insects found in BC.

How to Report a Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Report all suspect Japanese beetles to CFIA by calling: 604-292-5742 or by [email protected] (with insect photos when possible)

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