Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Named for John Merton Aldrich
, who had first described the species. Aldrich's original name had to be replaced when the species was moved to a different genus.
native to Japan; introduced and established in ne. US (MA-PA-DC)(1)
hosts include the Japanese Beetle
and maybe occasionally other scarabs
Introduced from Japan in 1922 to combat the Japanese Beetle