Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi)

aka southern corn rootworm (larval stage)

New to my buggy life list.

“These beetles are not troublesome in sandy soils “

Learn:  http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/bean/spotted_cucumber_beetle.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: OAKLEAF FLEABANE (Erigeron quercifolius)

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2 comments
  1. I know most people wouldn’t think this guy pretty but I love him! He is the coolest! I painted one because I just love the color behind his spots!

    • Loret said:

      stunningly beautiful.. I was mesmerized when I saw it.

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