Paranapiacaba tricincta

The adult insects feed on leaves of cucurbits and commonly visit flowers of a wide variety of plants. During outbreak years, significant crop damage has been observed to occur to some cucurbit crops, particularly seedling honeydew (Cucurbita melo) and kabocha squash (Cucurbita maxima). The checkered melon beetle is also very commonly associated with buffalo gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima, a perennial wild cucurbit.

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Common NamesCheckered Melon Beetle
SynonymsDiabrotica tircincta
Preservation OptionAlcohol


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