Corn: Seedcorn Beetle (Agonoderus lecontei and Clivina impressifrons)

Pub 812: Field Crop Protection Guide > Chapter 1: Corn > Seedcorn Beetle

Field Crop Protection Guide 2011-2012, Order 2011-2012 publication

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  1. Description
  2. Integrated Pest Management Options
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Seedcorn beetles are small, brown ground beetles, less than 1 cm (1/3 in.) long, that are primarily predators of small insects but may feed on the germinating corn seeds under slow emergence.

Beneficial ground beetles look very similar to seedcorn beetles but are usually larger.

Integrated Pest Management Options

Risk factors for seedcorn beetle infestations include no-till, cool, wet spring, and slow crop emergence conditions.

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