Western Corn Rootworm

Diabrotica virgifera

Summary 2

The Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, is one of the most devastating corn rootworm species in North America, especially in the midwestern corn-growing areas such as Iowa. A related species, the Northern corn rootworm, D. barberi Smith and Lawrence, co-inhabits in much of the range, and is fairly similar in biology; in the discussion below, many comparisons are made between the two species.

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  1. (c) Udo Schmidt, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/coleoptera-us/6259777667/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabrotica_virgifera

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