Consistent and accurate reporting of Japanese beetle finds in protected states is crucial to the success of the Japanese Beetle Regulatory Program. The following program and guidelines have been developed to provide accurate feedback on the condition of Japanese beetles found on aircraft in protected states. The first condition is the "Alive" beetle: alert and active, capable of coordinated movement when warm, antennae are often fully out and open. Dead Japanese beetles have no independent movement or response when stimulated. Be aware of beetles that may just be playing dead or that are still. The final condition of the Japanese beetle is moribund, or in the advanced stages of dying. The beetle is: capable of only minimal uncoordinated movement of its appendages, often on its back and unable to right itself, antennae are not out or open.
Species 1: Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle)
Keywords: Quarantine, Air cargo
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