Corn rootworm beetle

Corn rootworm beetle

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Caption: Northern corn rootworm. Northern corn rootworm beetle (Diabrotica longicornis) on a leaf of corn, or maize (Zea mays). This beetle is an important agricultural pest of maize plants. It lays its eggs in the soil at the base of a plant. The larvae emerge and eat the roots, doing severe damage to the plant and reducing the yield. Infes- tations can be controlled with insecticides.

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Keywords: agricultural pest, agriculture, animal, beetle, corn leaf, diabrotica longicornis, ear, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, maize, nature, northern corn rootworm, plant, wildlife, zea mays, zoology

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