EPPO Global Database

Popillia japonica(POPIJA)

Distribution details in China

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Absent, invalid record
From CABI Pest map 016 (1978): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Absent, invalid record
Indigenous in the North. However, the Chinese Administration of Animal and Plant Quarantine reports that this is a mistaken identification; the pest concerned is Popillia quadriguttata.

According to Chen et al. (2014), it is considered that 20th century references to the Japanese beetle in China (Fleming, 1972) were in fact P. quadriguttata.
* Chen RZ, Klein MG, Li QY, Li Y (2014) Mass trapping Popillia quadriguttata using Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) pheromone and floral lures in Northeastern China. Environmental Entomology 43(3), 774-781.

* Fleming WE (1968) Biology of the Japanese beetle, p 129. USDA Technical Bulletin 1449, USDA Washington DC.

* NPPO of China (1992).

* Ping L (1988) The Popillia of China (Coleoptera: Rutelidae). Tianze Elldonejo, 71 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
India Absent, pest no longer present view...
India Kerala Present, no details view...
Korea Dem. People's Republic Absent, unreliable record view...
Russia Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Far East Present, restricted distribution view...