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Spotted cucumber beetle

Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Description:

Light green beetle with eleven black spots on elytra. These beetles are considered pests, as their larvae feed on roots of a wide range of plants, including many field crops such as cucumbers and other squashes, corn, soy. Adult beetles can transmit crop diseases such as bacterial wilt. Adults also reported damaging to garden plants including hibiscus, roses. - from Bugguide.net.

Habitat:

On a dahlia flower at Penn State Arboretum.

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KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

College township, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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