Japanese Beetle Found in Idaho
(BOISE) – A new type of invasive insect has been found in Idaho. The Japanese Beetle, which was introduced to the United States nearly a century ago through imported plants has been documented in Ada and Kootenai counties. The bug is about a half-inch long and is green with copper-brown wing covers. The beetles feed on trees, rose bushes, and many garden and field crops. If you believe you’ve seen a Japanese Beetle in eastern Idaho, contact the Idaho Department of Agriculture at 208-332-8620.