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29 November 2023
Citizen Science
#IPMPopillia
SPOTTERON designed a folder for IPM Popillia for the Italian Citizen Science Conference in Pisa, which we attended last weekend. This folder serves as an introduction to the project for fellow Citizen Science initiatives and individuals potentially i...
22 November 2023
Project reports
#IPMPopillia
We are beyond excited to share developmental stage photos of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) directly from our laboratory experiment.  The Japanese beetle undergoes three larval stages, which means that the larvae do not grow steadily&nb...
30 October 2023
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Project reports
#IPMPopillia
From October 18–20, 2023, members of the IPM Popillia consortium came together in Heraklion, Greece, for the yearly General Assembly of the IPM Popillia project. The event provided the possibility of gaining insight into and learning about the progre...

Interactive map of Europe's suitability for the Japanese beetle

Interactive map of Europe's suitability for the Japanese beetle Interactive map of Europe's suitability for the Japanese beetle

Here is an interactive map showing the suitability of Europe for the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica). 

This map is the result of our INRAE team's modelling efforts and shows predictions of environmental suitability. You can read more about this work in our previous blog post and in our recent publication (Borner et al., 2023).

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Predicting the probability of Japanese beetle establishment in Europe: the first building block of a risk-based surveillance strategy

Predicting the probability of Japanese beetle establishment  © INRAE, Davide Martinetti &  Leyli Borner Predicting the probability of Japanese beetle establishment

As we've said before, a good strategy for early detection of an invasion is to consider the risk of invasion. By modelling the environmental suitability of Europe for the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) and therefore the risk of its establishment, our INRAE team has laid the first building block of a surveillance strategy. This work has recently been published (Borner et al., 2023; https://doi.org/10.1127/entomologia/2023/2073) and we describe the main results here.

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How polyphagous is the Japanese beetle? Spoiler: over 400 host plants!

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We thought it would be useful to update the list of P. japonica host plants. In this respect, the dataset deposited by Tayeh et al. (2023) serves two purposes: (1) to provide a list of the host plants of Popillia japonica via a comprehensive review of the scientific literature; (2) to classify these host plants as main or secondary host, based on t...
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First outbreak of Japanese beetle north of the alps

DO_Headerbild_NorthernAlps_DO Japanese Beetle detected in the north of the alps
Europe is facing the first Japanese beetle outbreak north of the alps. The phytosanitary service of Zurich in Switzerland has detected Popillia japonica in monitoring traps and on herbs and shrubs in an area close to the airport of Zurich. The deliminated infested zone is rather small, and the low numbers of beetles caught indicate that the outbrea...
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Updated interactive map of the Japanese beetle invasion in Continental Europe

IPM Popillia Map
Here's our updated map illustrating the dynamics of the ongoing invasion of the Japanese beetle in Continental Europe.  This current version (V3, June 2023) includes regions Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Valle Aosta (Italy), and Ticino (Switzerland) over the period 2015-2022. The map captures the dynamics of the invasion at the...
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IPM Popillia Citizen Science App has been updated!

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 The IPM Popillia Citizen Science App is constantly evolving and improving to meet targets and be a brilliant tool for finding and recording sightings of the invasive Popillia japonica.

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Interactive map of the Japanese beetle's invasion in Continental Europe

Interactive map of the Japanese beetle's invasion in Continental Europe
The Japanese beetle was accidentally introduced to mainland Europe and detected for the first-time near Milan (Italy) in 2014. As a quarantine insect pest, its populations are strictly monitored. However, we did not find a map illustrating the dynamics of the ongoing invasion. So, we produced it! At first, the interactive map that we make available...
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App Download Links (QR-Codes)

Android
(Google Play) 

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iPhone
(Apple App Store) 

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 EU Flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861852

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