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Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) on Late Boneset Beetle on Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum) at the edge of a dense mixed forest. Diabrotica undecimpunctata,Geotagged,Spotted cucumber beetle,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) on Late Boneset

Beetle on Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum) at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

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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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 7, 2019. Captured Sep 4, 2019 09:45 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/6s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm