Sunflower Beetle
Zygogramma exclamationis

sunflower beetle
Adults and larve of these Leaf Beetles like to munch on the sunflower plant.  They can be a
serious pest of sunflower production.  According to this article, there is a parasitic tachnid fly,
Myiopharus macellus, that helps control this beetle.  Bear River MBR was the home of this
particular pest.  Just a side note:  near the bottom  border of this photo are two little rice-shaped
eggs of some unknown insect.
© C. Davis, 7-16-2006

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