Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Cucurbit beetle - Diabrotica speciosa

Order Coleoptera
Family Chrysomelidae
Cucurbit beetle
28-03-15 © Flor A Modeo
Cucurbit beetle
04-04-15 © Victoria Mansilla
Cucurbit beetle
29-03-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
It feeds on vegetable leaves and flowers reducing the production of fruits. In the photo below the beetle is eating a Moonflower Ipomoea alba. It seems to be savouring an anther. Its larvae feed on roots.