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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Journal of Economic Entomology 24 2.

Banded Cucumber Beetle

The banded cucumber beetle is basically a tropical insect, and until the early s its distribution in the United States was limited to southern Arizona and Texas Sabaand south through Mexico and Central America Krysan Biology, ecology and distribution of Diabrotica. The number of days during which oviposition occurs ranged from 2 to 15, a single female laying as many as eggs in a lifetime.

A polyphagous species, this beetle has a variety of dabrotica plants from several different families. Journal of Nematology 21 3 Bean and soybean are especially favored ChittendenSaba Natural enemies of the beetle include antswhich prey on its eggs, particularly in the tropics. Banded cucumber beetle Diabrotica balteata LeC. Clarification of the status of the type specimens of Diabroticites Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae.

Host plant spectrum and temperature limitations of Diabrotica balteata. Distribution, host specificity, and overwintering of Celatoria bosqi Blanchard Diptera: Seasonal abundance of Diabrotica balteata and other diabroticina beetles Coleoptera: Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos balteatq insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune The pattern of banding is variable and nearly absent in some individuals.


Termination of Diapause in the Boll Weevil Coleoptera: Photograph by Lyle J.

Don’t have an account? It may turn yellow as it consumes plant material. Larva of banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte.

Diabrotica balteata LeConte – Diabrotica balteata –

Biology of the banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata, in Louisiana. In the field as many as 12 were observed in a single cluster. Biologic notes on some species of Diabrotica in southern Texas. The body length during these instars is reported to be about 2.

Development time baltesta temperature dependent, but the range is about, and days for instars 1 to 3, respectively. Identification of Diabrotica species Col.: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia, Journal of Nematology, 17 2: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

The most frequent forms of serious injury are defoliation by adults and root feeding on plant seedlings by larvae. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content.

banded cucumber beetle (Diabrotica balteata)

Influence of sweet potato cultivars in combination with a biological control agent Nematoda: Creighton and Fassuliotis induced high levels of parasitism in banded cucumber beetle larvae by F. EU pesticides database www. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Rearing and handling of Diabrotica balteata.

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 diabroticw in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington. Adult banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte. Diabdotica of temperature on development and survival of the mermithid Filipjevimermis leipsandra. Abstract The banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte, has become an increasingly important pest of sweet potato in Louisiana since Intra- and interspecific genetic variation in the gustatory perception of cucurbitacins by diabroticite rootworms Coleoptera: IIE guides to insects of importance to man.


Among its primary hosts are cucurbits such as cucumbercantaloupesquash, gourd, and pumpkinbeans such as common bean and lima beansweet potatosoybeanand winged bean.

As larvae they eat roots and tubers exclusively, reducing plant vigour, growth diwbrotica and fruit set, as well as market value by leaving large unsightly holes in baltteata crops such as sweet potatoes Schalk and Jones, See link for more info: Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide!

Journal of Economic Entomology, Adults can be kept from attacking seedlings through use of screening or row covers. The elytra are yellow, marked with three transverse bands in shades of green or blue-green and a narrower longitudinal green line down the center.