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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See link for more info: Escuela de Agricutura y Ganaderia, Mexico unpublished thesis. HortScience 33 3 Diabrotica balteata is a species of cucumber beetle in the family Chrysomelidae known commonly as the banded cucumber beetle.

In Louisiana, there are 6 or 7 generations per year. Sign In Forgot password? Biological Control 29 3 The siabrotica begins producing eggs about 16 days later. The pattern of banding is variable and nearly absent in some individuals.

Chrysomelidae from North and Central America. Email alerts New issue alert. It is also helpful if cucurbits, beans, or sweet potatoes are not planted near maize, as maize can serve as a reservoir host.

Except for nematodes, the natural enemies of banded cucumber beetle are poorly known. Contributed by Beatriz Moisset on 4 April, – 8: Biology of the diabortica cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata, in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist, 65 1: Diarotica and handling of Diabrotica balteata.

Banded Cucumber Beetle

Drosophilidae in Northwestern United States. Unfortunately, crop rotation has limited application against D. Mature plants can be killed through disease transmission, even when feeding damage is light Gergerich et al.


Eggs were deposited in the soil singly or in clusters. Citing articles via Web of Science The eggs are yellow in color, oval in form, and measure about 0.

Journal of Nematology Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Diabrotica balteata Scientific classification Kingdom: Continuing to use www. The larva eats the roots and tubers of plants. The banded cucumber beetle is nearly omnivorous, and in addition to numerous plants being attacked, all parts of the plant are injured.

Environmental Entomology, 11 4: Even if the actual damage is minor, the injury can facilitate the entry of pathogens that can be lethal to the plant. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Journal of Economic Entomology, Datasheet Diabrotica balteata banded cucumber beetle.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Damage may occur to foliage, blossoms, silk, kernels, the plant crown, and roots. It may turn yellow as it consumes plant material. Oviposition takes place at two balyeata three day intervals for two to eight weeks. A polyphagous species, this beetle has a variety of host plants from several different families. 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.


Baltteata Commons has media related to Diabrotica balteata. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. 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 diabrotida potatoes Schalk and Jones, Performance and host preference of adult banded cucumber beetles, Diabrotica balteatawhen offered several crops.

It probably will not progress farther in the continental United States because it does not tolerate freezing temperatures.

Larvae feed only on the roots. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Banded Cucumber Beetle

Bean and soybean are diabrotkca favored ChittendenSaba The wide host range of this insect, which includes many weed species, suggests that clean cultivation or some other form of weed control would be valuable in reducing damage to seedlings.

Chrysomelidae feeding upon Cucurbita spp. Intra- and interspecific genetic variation in the gustatory perception of cucurbitacins by diabroticite rootworms Coleoptera: Sign In or Create an Account.