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Black maize beetle

Heteronychus arator (Fabricius)


The size of the beetle was 0.5cm of the head and 1 cm was the body. These beetles are known as pests. The color of the adult beetle is shiny black and it is oval in shape.


These beetles spend their entire lifecycle belowground.


The life stage of the black maize beetle starts from the eggs, then the larvae, pupae, lastly adults. It attacks to potato, maize, grapevine, pineapple, vegetables such as: cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, lettuce, strawberry, tomato and more.

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Piliyandala, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 10, 2020
Submitted on Dec 30, 2020

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