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Species Diabrotica virgifera - Western Corn Rootworm

Corn Rootworm - Diabrotica virgifera Unknown Coleoptera 1 - Diabrotica virgifera Leaf beetle - Diabrotica virgifera Utah Coleo - Diabrotica virgifera Green and Black Beetle - Diabrotica virgifera Diabrotica virgifera - Western Corn Rootworm - Diabrotica virgifera Cucumber-like beetle - Diabrotica virgifera Cucumber-like beetle - Diabrotica virgifera
Classification
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 virgifera (Western Corn Rootworm)
Explanation of Names
Diabrotica virgifera LeConte 1868
Range
Probably native to the tropics/subtropics of Mexico and Central America, introduced elsewhere, incl. the US and Europe(1)
Food
host: Zea mays(1)
Remarks
accidentally introduced into Europe (1992) where it is causing serious problems(1)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
2.European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)