Insects and Spiders - native

unknown on Feb 19, 2024

Originally reported as Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Unknown beetle larva, found close to the surface while digging out a Douglas-fir seedling. VERY large; white body, orange head.

Someone on iNaturalist noted its resemblance to *Popilla japonica* larvae, so I went out and found the grub the next day (2/20/24) and collected it.


Thank you for your report! No, that isn't a Japanese Beetle grub, but it is in the same family (family Scarabaeidae). One of our entomologists can identify the grub if you drop it off at ODA.

Tom Valente
Feb. 20, 2024, 3:42 a.m.