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Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Canadian Flag Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) - Update of the Regulated Areas within Canada
Date posted: 03/04/2009
Contact: Not available

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) is considered a quarantine pest to Canada and is regulated by CFIA both with regards to imports as well as domestically. Surveys are conducted annually in Canada to determine the pest's distribution and to facilitate the effectiveness of regulatory containment and control measures.

The areas in Canada now considered infested with Japanese Beetle has recently been revised and updated to reflect recent on-going CFIA surveillance activities. These areas within Canada are now defined as follows:

Province of Ontario - all counties

Province of Quebec - all regional municipalities

Province of New Brunswick - all counties

Province of Nova Scotia - all counties

Prince Edward Island - all counties

Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), Japanese Beetle is considered present (only in some areas of Canada) and subject to official control in Canada.  For more information on the Japanese beetle, please visit the CFIA website at

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