Japanese beetle


: a small green and brown beetle that is originally from Asia and that causes damage to plants in the U.S.

Full Definition of JAPANESE BEETLE

:  a small metallic green and brown scarab beetle (Popillia japonica) that has been introduced into eastern North America from Japan and as a grub feeds on the roots of grasses and decaying vegetation and as an adult eats foliage and fruits

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First Known Use of JAPANESE BEETLE



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