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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Banded Cucumber Beetle
Larvae feed only on the roots. Another consequence of beetle damage to plants is viral and bacterial infection. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Distribution Maps of Balteatw Pests, No. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.
The beetle causes the most serious damage to plants when the adult defoliates them and the larva attacks the roots, especially in seedlings. 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.
Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Beetle activity was observed in the field during every month of the year. Most often, granular insecticides are applied in a band over the row, either at time of planting or soon thereafter. Creighton CS, Fassuliotis F. Oviposition takes place at two to three day intervals for two to eight weeks.
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banded cucumber beetle – Diabrotica balteata –
Infectivity and suppression of the banded cucumber beetle Coleoptera: Vegetable crops damaged include cucumber, squash, beet, bean, pea, sweet potato, okra, corn, lettuce, onion, and various cabbages.
University of California Press. Florida Entomologist, 65 1: The new larva is diabrootica and about 2. She lays a cluster of eggs every few days for two to eight weeks, producing up to 15 clusters, for a maximum of eggs. This should a Diabrotica balteata banded cucumber beetle from the images I was able to google up, combined with an ID from Mike Quinn from the state wildlife div.
Diabrotica balteata (banded cucumber beetle)
Management Back to Top Insecticides are sometimes used to prevent damage to roots by larvae. Some plants are more resistant to the beetle than others. Don’t need the entire report? Diabrotica balteata LeConte In the USA, sweet potatoes have sustained the most serious damage from this beetle; in the s and early s many thousands of acres of sweet potatoes were lost each year in Arkansas and Louisiana alone Schalk and Creighton, Journal of Economic Entomology 95 4 Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Control of soil insect injury by resistance in sweet potato. European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. It has a red head and black thorax.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Contributed by Beatriz Moisset on 4 April, – 8: The banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte, has become an increasingly important pest of sweet potato in Louisiana since Photograph by Lyle J.
Notes on the cucumber beetles. Natural Enemies Back to Top Except for nematodes, the natural enemies of banded cucumber beetle are poorly known.
The pattern of banding is variable and nearly absent in some individuals. Pupation occurs in the soil, and typically lasts four to six days. Influence of sweet potato cultivars in combination with a biological control agent Nematoda: Some of the most serious injury results from larval feeding on sweet potato roots. Banded cucumber beetle Diabrotica balteata LeC. It remains active as long as the weather remains favorable, with up bwlteata six to seven generations per year reported in Louisiana Pitre and Kantack and Texas.
The beetle likely originated in the tropical Americas and has moved into more temperate climates. Insecticides are used to control this species, mainly to target the larvae in the roots.
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. A total of eggs may be diabrootica by a female.
Termination of Diapause in the Boll Weevil Coleoptera: The three instars have mean head capsule widths measuring about 0. The banded cucumber beetle is nearly omnivorous, and in addition to numerous plants being attacked, all parts of the plant are injured. Biocontrol News and Information 19 2 59NN. Pests of cassava in south Florida. Host-Plant Resistance Several cultivars of sweet potatoes with multiple resistance traits against D. Evaluations of Diabrotica beetles as vectors of plant viruses.