Japanese honeysuckle. Identification Notes. Native To: Eastern Asia (Munger 2002) Date of U.S. Introduction: 1800s (Munger 2002) Means of Introduction: Japanese honeysuckle, flowers - Photo by John D. Byrd; Mississippi State University. Japanese honeysuckle vine (Photo: Bill Johnson Beyond Butterflies.com). To aid in proper identification, look for a dark head and thorax and a white abdomen, which is often covered with a fine, powdery dust. Table 1. It … Family Name: Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle Family. (ITIS) Common Name: Japanese honeysuckle. Scientific Name: Lonicera japonica (L.) Thunb. Figure 2. Growing to less than 1/16 inch in length and varying from a pale green to cream in color, the honeysuckle aphid can easily be missed during routine plant inspections. What this tells me is that color is playing a role in the plants life cycle or attracting its pollinators. Ecological Threat. Current Status. It was brought to the United States, along with other non-native honeysuckles such as Tatarian (Lonicera tatarica), as an ornamental plant.Like many invasive species, Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) likes to grow along the edge of a disturbance (wood edge, path).It prefers full sun, but it can grow in shaded environments. Japanese honeysuckle and Chinese privet were ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively . Early instar nymph of fourlined plant bug, Poecilocapsus lineatus (Fabricius), with feeding damage. Scientific Name: Lonicera japonica Thunb. Its vines may climb … Because Japanese honeysuckle is so difficult to control once established, an appropriate control program goal is 100% kill of all plants in the target area. The species is well established at numerous other Missouri sites and will surely be a continuing problem for land managers. Wildlife Value: Has some wildlife value. LIFE CYCLE. Life Cycle. introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and rooting stems. Gardeners, as well as birds and butterflies, prize honeysuckle (Lonicera) for its delicate and fragrant clusters of long, tubular flowers. Photograph by … It can be seen flowering from June to August. Duration of time between molts and approximate length of each instar of the fourlined plant bug, Poecilocapsus lineatus (Fabricius). Small black berries are produced containing 2-3 seeds. Stems. Life Cycle: Perennial. Japanese honeysuckle is a deciduous woody vine in cold climates. Life cycle. Missouri natural communities in the Crowley's Ridge area have suffered from Japanese honeysuckle invasion. Landscape Value: Recommended and Available. Japanese honeysuckle exhibits a semi-evergreen to evergreen life cycle and is readily identified during winter by its persistent green foliage. Spread occurs by rooting at vine nodes and animal dispersal of the seeds. What Does Honeysuckle Need to Survive?. Japanese honeysuckle also may alter understory bird populations in forest communities. The shade it casts during early spring may inhibit ephemeral herbs that complete their life cycle in … Japanese honeysuckle is an invasive, non-native climbing vine. Japanese honeysuckle can spread as a vine, or by producing fruits.