sugarcane beetle, Euetheola humilis  (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - 1435045

sugarcane beetle
Euetheola humilis (Burmeister, 1847)

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Description: The sugarcane beetle is hard, shiny, black and about 5/8 inch long (15 mm). It typically attacks corn in the early seedling to late whorl stage. The beetles chew large, ragged holes in the main stem just below the ground. Smaller plants may be killed outright. Plants which survive are stunted and tiller excessively (sprouting new stalks from base of plant).
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Name: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series
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