Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

Curcubit Beetle

Diabrotica speciosa

Diabrotica speciosa

Photo by Stanislav Krejcik, www. meloidae.com

The Curcubit beetle (Diabrotica speciosa) is a pest of maize, the cucumber family, squash, tomatoes, and several other hosts.  Surveys were conducted because of the presence of potential host material in Wyoming and the high potential for establishment after introduction.  Although Diabrotica speciosa is currently only found in South and Central America, several species of curcubit beetles are endemic to the United States.

The Curcubit beetle portion of the Small Grains Commodity Survey is conducted by the Wyoming Pest Detection / CAPS Program.  The survey is visual examination of the host plant.  Host plant fields were swept with a net and visually surveyed June through August.  Sweep net samples were examined for suspects at the University of Wyoming.

Summaries

Maps


Share This Page:

Contact Us

WY CAPS Program

University of Wyoming

Dept. Ecosystem Science & Management: 3354

1000 East University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5278

Email: caps@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon