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Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Garden Pests > Beetles, bugs, ants, and other insects without obvious wings - 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch long > Sunflower beetle

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Sunflower beetle

Zygogramma exclamationis

Sunflower beetle

Whitney Cranshaw, CSU,

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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