Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle ~ Adult

Greeting Cards & Postcards

Size:
$2.40
Kimberly Chadwick

Marana, United States

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

Reviews

Artist's Description

Taken at Whitewater Draw, Az 2010 w/ Canon Powershot sx10is

2-22-10

The spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) is a major agricultural pest insect (see also cucumber beetle). In the adult form it eats and damages leaves of many crops, including cucumbers, soybeans, cotton, beans and many others. In the larval form, which is known as the southern corn rootworm, it tunnels through the roots of young plants, stunting or killing them. These native pests have a wide range of host plants, but will readily infest a field of crop plants, most notoriously corn.

Adult beetles are greenish-yellow with six large black spots on each elytron. They are about half a centimeter long. The larvae are yellowish and worm-like.

The spotted cucumber beetle has three subspecies, each with a different common name;

  • the Spotted cucumber beetle (a.k.a. Southern corn rootworm) is Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi
  • the Western cucumber beetle is Diabrotica undecimpunctata tenella
  • the Western spotted cucumber beetle is Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata.

RESOURCE From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Artwork Comments

  • Sandy Stewart
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • artwhiz47
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • TomBaumker
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • Dennis Stewart
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • Joy Leong-Danen
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • Bonnie Robert
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • Peter Denness
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • MaeBelle
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • bygeorge
  • Kimberly Chadwick
  • AnnDixon
  • Kimberly Chadwick
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.