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Japanese beetle infestation on corn silk

Japanese beetle infestation on corn silk

Since its arrival in North America in 1916, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) has become established and expanded its distribution in the United States and Canada. It is now reaching Midwestern corn and soybean fields. In corn, adults feed on corn leaves but cause more damage by clipping off corn silks, which interferes with pollination. (Photo originally published in Shanovich et al 2019, Journal of Integrated Pest Management)

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