Western corn rootworm beetle

Western corn rootworm beetle

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Caption: Western corn rootworm beetle (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) on a maize leaf (Zea mays). This beetle is a pest of maize crops. It originates from North America, where it has caused significant damage to crops in the midwestern states. It is an invasive species in the UK, and populations have been found on farms in southeast England.

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