Western Corn Rootworm
Western corn rootworms are a major pest to corn plants. Both the larvae and adults can cause severe plant and root damage. Western corn rootworms have 1 generation per year. We recommend treating with Scanmask Spray or Scanmask Topdressing.
Western corn rootworms are a major pest to corn plants. Both the larvae and adults can cause severe plant and root damage. The larvae are slender and yellowish white with dark heads. Adult western corn rootworm beetles are black and yellow. Males tend to have primarily black wing covers while the females have more even black and yellow stripes. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in late spring/early summer. The larvae then feed on plant roots for about 4 to 6 weeks before pupating. Adults then emerge about a week later in mid to late summer.Western corn rootworms typically have 1 generation per year.