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Seedcorn Maggot | Wisconsin Vegetable Entomology corn seed maggot adult


The seedcorn maggot is an early season pest of corn. Adult (fly) Photo by B. Christine. The seedcorn maggot spends the winter as a larva inside a "wheat.

Seed corn maggots is a pest favored by early planting dates, heavy cover crops, and The adult is a dark gray fly with smokey-gray wings, black legs, and three.

The seed corn maggot overwinters as pupae in the soil. In early spring, the adults emerge; large swarms of adult flies can be seen in spring flying over freshly.

The bean seed fly or seedcorn maggot, Delia platura (Meigen), is a small dipterous Many seedcorn maggot adults die when the temperature exceeds 84 °F.

The seedcorn maggot adult is a slender, light-gray fly, about 0.2 inch (5 mm) long , resembling a small housefly. The whitish eggs are slightly curved and.