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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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Retrieved from ” https: Termination of Diapause in the Boll Weevil Coleoptera: Identification of female-produced sex pheromone from banded cucumber diahrotica, Diabrotica balteata LeConte Coleoptera: Oviposition usually occurred at intervals of 2 to 3 days beginning when the female was about 3 weeks old and lasted from 2 to 8 weeks.

Foliar insecticides are sometimes needed to prevent excessive damage to seedlings, but adults are rarely abundant enough to warrant control on large plants. Cultural Control The primary method of cultural control against rootworms is crop rotation Metcalf et al. Two nematodes have been well studied for suppression of banded diabgotica beetle: HortScience 33 3 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia, Journal of Nematology, 17 2: Flat list – collapsed Flat list – expanded Threaded list – collapsed Threaded list – expanded Date – newest first Date – oldest first 10 comments per page 30 comments diabrotifa page 50 comments per page 70 comments per page 90 comments per page Select your preferred way to display the comments and click ‘Save settings’ to activate your changes.

The adult feeds on most plant parts, such as leavesseedling cotyledonsfruitsand flower parts, including corn silk.

Cultivars of sweet potato partially resistant to cucumber beetle injury are known Schalk and Creightonbut this information seems to be lacking for other crops.


Sign In or Create an Account. Chrysomelidae in romaine lettuce. Journal of Nematology 17 If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. The mermithid nematode Filipjevimermis leipsandra affects this species, and natural infection levels in South Carolina were reported to be in the range of 20 to 40 percent from May through October.

We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Vegetable crops damaged include cucumber, squash, beet, bean, pea, sweet potato, okra, corn, lettuce, onion, and various cabbages.

Banded Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica balteata

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: The banding pattern is variable, and sometimes almost absent Chittenden It may turn yellow as it consumes plant material.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. By the early s it was limited to Arizona and Texas in the United States. As larvae they eat roots and tubers exclusively, reducing plant vigour, growth rate and fruit set, as well as market value by leaving large unsightly holes in root crops such as sweet potatoes Schalk and Jones, Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Clarification of the status of the type specimens of Diabroticites Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae. It has since expanded its range throughout the southern United States from North Carolina to southern California, though its intolerance to freezing temperatures probably limits its northward distribution to its current status. Adult banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte.

Abundance is apparently increased by late spring and summer rainfall, and flight activity increases with wind speed. Seasonal abundance of Diabrotica balteata and other diabroticina beetles Coleoptera: Biology of the banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata, in Louisiana.


Biologic notes on species of Diabrotica in southern Texas. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Cucurbitacins as kairomones for diabroticite beetles. 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.

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Banded Cucumber Beetle

Biology, distribution, and identification of pest Diabrotica. Evaluations of Diabrotica beetles as vectors of plant viruses. Photograph by Lyle J. The mermithid baltdata Filipjevimermis leipsandra has been studied as a possible agent of biological pest control.

Another consequence of beetle damage to plants is viral and bacterial infection. Maize hybrids with partial rootworm resistance have also been developed. Go to distribution map Resistance to adult banded cucumber beetle Coleoptera: It is difficult to quantify the losses from disease transmission by D.

Methods for the Study of Pest Diabrotica.

Journal of Agricultural Entomology, 3 4: Oviposition takes place at two to three day intervals for two to eight weeks.

Control of soil insect injury by resistance in sweet potato. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No. Performance and host preference of adult banded cucumber beetles, Diabrotica balteatawhen offered several crops.