Development stages of the invasive Japanese beetle

The Japanese beetle was introduced to mainland Europe in 2014 and is spreading continuously as a result of trade, goods and people. It threatens the entire agricultural sector, urban landscapes and biodiversity in areas where it invades.

The IPM Popillia project aims to bring the invasive Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) under control in Europe. e-nema GmbH is actively involved in the project, among other things by providing insect-pathogenic nematodes and the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. galleriae to control adult Japanese beetles and their larvae.

The project has now published interesting photos of the different developmental stages of the Japanese beetle, the photos can be viewed here:

Developmental Stage Photos of the Japanese Beetle from Our Laboratory - IPM Popillia Blog - IPM Popillia - Integrated pest management for the Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica


Japanese beetle damage in vineyards - (Photo: Edith Ladurner)