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Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi attracted to an incandescent porch light. This one and others that show up here at night probably feed on the Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) plants that grow near the house. Diabrotica undecimpunctata,Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi,Echinocystis lobata,Spotted cucumber beetle,beetle,insect,wild cucumber Click/tap to enlarge

Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi

Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi attracted to an incandescent porch light. This one and others that show up here at night probably feed on the Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) plants that grow near the house.

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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 Gary B
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2019. Captured Aug 5, 2018 01:24.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 30mm