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  • Cucumber beetles (we had the spotted variety, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi in all its eleven-spotted doom) emerge in late spring when the weather gets up to the 60's.

    Dave Snyder: Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Update: Week 5

  • Rootworms (Diabrotica, others): Small, slender, whitish larvae with brown heads, measuring up to almost 20 mm.

    Chapter 10

  • (Diabrotica balteata), bean leaf beetle (Cerotoma), flea beetle (Epitrix), and Mexican bean beetle (Epilachna), attack bean leaves.

    Chapter 10

  • Some insects like the corn rootworm beetle (Diabrotica spp.) or Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) can cut off the silks before pollination.

    Chapter 7

  • EDITOR PRAIRIE FARMER -- There can be hardly a shadow of a doubt that the injury which your correspondent so graphically describes is due to the corn root-worm (Diabrotica longicornis), a full account of which will be found in my report for 1882, published last November.

    Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside

  • The Squash beetle (Diabrotica vittata, Fig. 231, and Fig. 230, D. 12-punctata) now attacks the squash plants before they are fairly up; and the Plum weevil (Conotrachelus nenuphar, Fig. 232) will sting the newly formed fruit, late in the month, or early in June.

    Our Common Insects A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses

  • Maize MON863 expresses a variant Bacillus thuringiensis cry3Bb1 gene which confers protection against coleopteran pests, principally the corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.).

    Food IngredientsFIrst News

  • The larvae of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera beetles wreak havoc on maize.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • In rows with EßC-producing maize plants root damage was greatly reduced; 60% fewer Diabrotica beetles emerged as compared to rows with non-transformed maize plants.


  • The Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) is the most damaging maize pest in the US and is responsible for enormous financial losses.


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