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Species Diabrotica balteata - Banded Cucumber Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Luperini
Subtribe Diabroticina
No Taxon (Section Diabroticites)
Genus Diabrotica
Species balteata (Banded Cucumber Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Diabrotica balteata LeConte 1865
5.0-5.3 mm(1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
so. US (CA-FL-VA) to S. Amer. / W. Indies(2)(1)
Nearly omnivorous, all plant parts are attacked, but the larvae feed only on roots
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