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Major Problem in US Cool looking little pest... I did not know these were so destructive to crops here in the USA. Diabrotica undecimpunctata,Geotagged,Spotted cucumber beetle,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Major Problem in US

Cool looking little pest... I did not know these were so destructive to crops here in the USA.

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The spotted cucumber beetle is a major agricultural pest insect of North America . In the adult form, it eats and damages leaves of many crops, including cucumbers, soybeans, cotton, beans, and many others. In the larval form, which is known as the southern corn rootworm, it tunnels through the roots of young plants, stunting or killing them. These native pests have a wide range of host plants, but will readily infest a field of crop plants, most notoriously corn.

Adult beetles are greenish-yellow.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded May 15, 2018. Captured May 15, 2018 11:13 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/14.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 180mm