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Diabrotica virgifera (Western corn rootworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

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 co-inhabits in much of the range, and is fairly similar in biology. Two other subspecies of D. virgifera are described, including the Mexican corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera zeae), a significant pest in its own right, attacking corn in that country.
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Prey / Diet

Zea mays (corn)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Frankliniella schultzei (Tomato thrip)1
Frankliniella williamsi1
Leptodictya tabida (sugarcane lace bug)1


Pogonioefferia helenae <Unverified Name>[2]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Middle America; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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