No Taxon (Section Diabroticites). Genus Diabrotica. Species balteata (Banded Cucumber Beetle). Explanation of Names. Diabrotica balteata LeConte The banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte, has become an increasingly important pest of sweet potato in Louisiana since In Louisi. () Banded Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica balteata) Updated on 2/13/ PM Available online: PaDIL –

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banded cucumber beetle (Diabrotica balteata)

There is no diapause. Wireworms and WDS complex. Oviposition takes place at two to three day intervals for two to eight weeks. The larva eats the roots and tubers of plants. J Agric Entomol 1 4 Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diabrotica balteata.

Natural enemies of the beetle include antswhich prey on its eggs, particularly in the tropics. Entomological Society of America members Sign in via society site.

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Larva of banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte.

Banded Cucumber Beetle

Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Baltata of Economic Entomology, 24 2: The beetle causes the most serious damage to plants when the adult defoliates them and the larva attacks the roots, especially in seedlings. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia, Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington.

Diabrotica balteata – Wikipedia

Within Florida it is most abundant in the organic soils near Lake Okechobee, though it occurs throughout the state, where it is known as a vegetable pest. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Halteata of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Damage Back to Top The banded cucumber beetle is nearly omnivorous, and in addition balteaya numerous plants being attacked, all parts of the plant are injured.


Host Plants Back to Top Adults feed on a wide range of plants, but seem to prefer plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, Rosaceae, Leguminoseae, and Crucifereae Saba Biologic notes on some species diabroica Diabrotica in southern Texas. Maize hybrids with partial rootworm resistance have also been developed.

Identification of Diabrotica species Col.: Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies. Environmental Entomology 23 6 Journal of Nematology, 17 2: