Northern corn rootworms feeding on silks and kernels
Interesting Fact: Adult western corn rootworms live an average of 52 days (maximum 86) in the field
Silk clipping by adult corn rootworms reduces kernel number; in seed
production fields this increases round kernel fractions
*Reference: Culy, Edwards & Cornelius. 1992. Journal of Economic Entomology 85: 2440-2446.
Photos¹ and Text
Marlin E. Rice, Pioneer,¹ corn ear by Mark Jeschke
Reviewed by Tim Nowatzki, Mike Rupert and Jeff Schussler