Spotted cucumber beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Spotted cucumber beetle.
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Gill, Harsimran Kaur, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman. 2013. “Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica Undecimpunctata Howardi Barber (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): EENY572/IN1008, 9/2013”. EDIS 2013 (9). Gainesville, FL.


Spotted cucumber beetle is a major agricultural pest of North America. Another name for the spotted cucumber beetle is “southern corn rootworm”. Many Diabrotica species cause damage to field crops, especially corn, making these beetles a major agricultural concern. Because of the subterranean nature of their larvae, these insects are hard and expensive to control. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Harsimran Kaur Gill, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, September 2013.

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