Authors: Buyung Hadi, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Jan Knodel and Ken Ostlie. Seedcorn maggot is the larva of a small fly, Delia platura. This fly is widely. Genus: Delia. Species: D. platura. Subspecies: D. platura. Scientific Name. Delia platura (Meigen, ). Common Names. seedcorn maggot. Delia platura (Meigen, ). seedcorn maggot. polyphagous. Delia platura: cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva. cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva (from.

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Iowa State University, Extension. Cool soils favor damage by some insect pests. Anthomyiidae dela, during the whole year. Content is available for non-profit, educational use under our Copyright Agreement. In the Vidalia onion area, onions are infested in the fall and, if winter frost damage to the crop occurs, flies can be observed in damaged fields once the temperature warms up.

However, it often is considered a platuraa pest or even saprophagous because it is associated with plants that have already been damaged by other insects and diseases BrooksPlaturq a, b.

Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region. However, none of these predators or pathogens is considered significant in controlling populations of seedcorn maggots Reid The two primary ways that seedcorn maggot damages crops in Georgia is through reduction of seedling stands and contamination of the crop later in the season. Oviposition preference of the seed corn maggot for various developmental stages of soybeans.


Schlupftrichterfange von Dipteren und parasitoiden Hymenopteren in unterschiedlich gedungten Getreidefeldern. This pest is closely associated with organic matter such as manure and plant residues. Certain crops direct seeded in cool seasons have been reported with infestations of seedcorn maggot in seedlings, a problem generally not seen during the summer.

Second edition completely revised. Seedcorn maggot also feeds on other crops such as alfalfa Medicago sativacotton Gossypium spp.

Delia platura – Wikipedia

Hammond and Cooper found that planting soyabeans 3. The wings are held crossed over the abdomen at rest. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Anthomyiidae attacking cruciferous garden crops in Canada, with notes on biology and control.

Studies on the thermal constants and seasonal occurrence of the seed-corn maggot in Wisconsin. Structura speciilor de muste din genul Delia, daunatoare culturilor de fasole. Coleopterists’ Bulletin, 40 1: It also attacks a wide range of horticultural crops including beans Phaseolus spp.

The puparium is mm long and is light reddish brown. Link to this Page. Hylemyia platura Meigen is one of the synonyms used for this species in the past. Eggs are laid in the soil near germinating seeds or where there is an abundance of decaying vegetative matter.


Care should be exercised since this would also impact the availability of nectar for beneficial insects.

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Delia platura

Comparison of water pan traps and sticky traps for monitoring Delia spp. Breeding for insect resistance in beans.

Cercetari privind evolutia speciei Delia plaura Meig. Monograph of the Biosystematic Research Centre.

Seedcorn maggot – Delia platura (Meigen) (Insecta: Diptera: Anthomyiidae)

The abdomen is blunt with two brown to black platjra at the posterior end. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 8: Agricultura Tecnica Santiago, British Museum Natural History Previous names for this insect include: Larrain reported platuga to onion seedlings and shallots Allium ascalonicum in Chile that reached Specimen Info There are 4 specimens of this species in the online database. Chemical control of the larvae of the seed corn maggot on snap beans by means of seed treatments and cultivar susceptibility.