WANTED!

The Japanese Beetle aka The Loveless Little Pest

Basics

  • Scientific name: Popillia japonica


  • Originated in Japan


  • Documented in America in 1919


  • Use neem oil to get rid of

Description

  • 15mm wide


  • Shiny metallic green bodies


  • Small white tufts of hair on sides

KEY FEATURES

  • Total defoliation


  • Skeletonized leaves


  • Flowering plants destroyed

ORIGIN, hideouts, cycle

preferred habitats

The beetle has been suspected to live in these plants:

  • Linden
  • Crab apple
  • Apple
  • Japanese Maple
  • Norway Maple
  • Rose
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Pin Oak
  • Birch
  • Cherry, plum, apricot, and peach trees
  • Poison ivy
  • Plants that flower

CRIMES COMMITTED

  • Eating rosebuds
  • Destroying gardens and plants
  • Attacking in groups
  • Spread quickly

REWARD

The person who eliminates this catastrophic creature will save millions of rosebuds, so that loved ones can give roses to one another. Therefore, the person will be rewarded with a million rosebuds to use whenever they please as well as rose bush seeds. Lastly, they will be rewarded with a plant of their choice and neem oil.

Sources

  • Google images
  • google.com
  • almanac.com
  • gardeners.com
  • orkin,com
  • gardening,about,com
  • saferbrand.com