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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Biology of the banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteatain Louisiana. Larvae feed only on the roots. Contributed by Mike Quinn on 17 October, – Development time is temperature dependent, but the range is about, and days for instars 1 to 3, respectively.

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Throughout Mexico and Central Balteatq D. Larval color is somewhat variable; initially it is white, but may also take on a pale yellow color depending on the food source.

Most users should sign in with their email address. Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and related Steinernema nematodes are effective under experimental conditions and are readily available commercially. It has a red head and black thorax. Pests of cassava in south Florida. The new larva is white and about 2. Contributed by Beatriz Moisset on 4 April, – 8: It probably will not progress farther in the continental United States because it does not tolerate freezing temperatures.


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The cost effectiveness of this approach, however, balteta problematic. Cultivars of sweet potato partially resistant to cucumber beetle injury are known Schalk and Creightonbut this information seems to be lacking for other crops.

Banded Cucumber Beetle

Cucurbitacin contents and diabroticite Coleoptera: Insecticides are sometimes used to prevent damage to roots disbrotica larvae. Evaluations of Diabrotica beetles as vectors of plant viruses. Citing articles via Web of Science Control of soil insect injury by resistance in sweet potato. 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.


The mermithid nematode Filipjevimermis leipsandra has been studied as a possible agent of biological pest control. Intra- and interspecific genetic variation in the gustatory perception of cucurbitacins by diabroticite rootworms Coleoptera: See link for more info: Environmental Entomology 23 6 Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Biologic notes on some species of Diabrotica in southern Texas. In TamaulipasMexico, the beetle is most commonly observed in May through July.

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Females normally deposit two to 15 egg clusters of up to eggs each. A Natural Resource for the Tropics. Nearly omnivorous, all plant parts are attacked, but balteats larvae feed only on roots.