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Sunflower beetle
Photo Credit: Whitney Cranshaw, CSU, Bugwood.org

Sunflower beetle
Zygogramma exclamationis
Size: 1/4 – 1/2 inch long

Where/When: Feeds on wild and cultivated sunflower. Starts to appear in May and is active until August.

Significance: Rarely a serious pest of sunflower in Minnesota.
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