Cucurbit beetle - Diabrotica speciosa
Effective: August 18, 2010
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae
Pest Type: Insects
Pest Code (NAPIS): INAMFQA
This pest is a member of the following surveys: Corn, Grape, Small Grains, Soybean
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Key Diagnostic or Identification
Morphological: Diabrotica speciosa is almost identical to D. balteata which covers the whole southern U.S. in huge numbers. Confirmation by a Chrysomelid specialist is required.
Present in U.S.: Diabrotica balteata
Not present in U.S.: Diabrotica viridula, other pestiferous Diabrotica species in South America.