Diabrotica virgifera LeConte, 1858
western corn woodworm
Larvae initially free at the roots, later tunneling within. Popation in the soil. In late summer the beetles feed on the leaves and young cubs.
Hibernation as egg in the soil.
distribution within Europe
Important pest, originally in North America, now expandings its area in Europe.
Beenen, van Nunen & Winkelman (2006a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).