Black maize beetle - Heteronychus arator
Effective: August 18, 2010
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae
Pest Type: Insects
This pest is a member of the following surveys: Corn, Grape, Small Grains, Solanaceous Hosts
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Pest Information
Hosts Identified in the CAPS Host Matrix:
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Pest Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:

Approved Method(s)
Method Detail NAPIS Survey Method
Visual See the CPHST pest datasheet for detailed survey instructions. 3031 - General Visual Observation

Survey Recommendations
The following are recommendations for executing the survey using the approved methods for pest surveillance. The recommendations are developed through literature review and consultation with subject matter experts.
Key Diagnostic or Identification

Approved Method(s)
Mistaken Identities:

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