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Higher Taxa Scientific Name
[Common name]
Legal control in Japan Potential impact
Lucanidae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera Lucanidae spp.
  [Stag beetles]
Actually: Competition and hybridization with native species. There have ...
Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera Cheirotonus spp.
  [Beatles of the genus Cheirotonus]
Yes Potentially: Competition and hybridization with the native species C. ja ...
Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera Euchirus spp.
  [Beatles of the genus Euchirus]
Yes Potentially: Competition with native beetles for food and habitat of lar ...
Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera Propomacrus spp.
  [Beatles of the genus Propomacrus]
Yes Potentially: Competition with native beetles, for food and habitat of la ...
Chrysomelidae, Chrysomeloidea, Coleoptera Leptinotarsa decemlineata
  [Colorado potato beetle]
Yes Potentially: Predation on Solanaceae plants. Damages on agriculture of P ...
Tortricidae, Tortricoidea, Lepidoptera Cydia pomonella
  [Codling moth]
Yes Potentially: An agricultural pest (on cherry, peach, pear, apple, etc.)N ...
Cecidomyiidae, Diptera Mayetiola destructor
  [Hessian fly]
Yes Predation on wheat by larvae. Damage on agriculture. Native organism(s) ...
Tephritidae, Diptera Bactrocera tryoni
  [Queensland fruit fly]
Yes Potential: Predation on various plants. Damage on agriculture. Native or ...
Tephritidae, Diptera Ceratitis capitata
  [Mediterranean fruit fly]
Yes Potentially: Damages on various plants and agricultural crops such as ci ...
Formicidae, Vespoidea, Hymenoptera Solenopsis invicta
  [Red imported fire ant]
Yes Predation, competition against native species. Native organism(s) affect ...
Formicidae, Vespoidea, Hymenoptera Wasmannia auropunctata
  [Little fire ant]
Yes Potentially: predation, competition. Attack against vertebrates includin ...
Apidae, Apoidea, Hymenoptera Apis mellifera scutellata
  [African killer bee]
Yes Potentially: Stinging humans and animals for strong agressive nature of ...
Apidae, Apoidea, Hymenoptera Meliponinae spp.
  [Stingless honeybees]
Yes
Higher Taxa Scientific name [Common Name] Legal control in Japan Potential impact

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