Class: Insecta - Trying to ID an insect from crop damage
Trying to ID an insect from crop damage|
These tiny ovals (just a couple of millimeters) are all over a lot of the lower leaves, in the corn fields I've been studying. I found out what was causing them last year, but then I went on maternity leave and I totally forget and can't find a record of it...
I think it's some kind of parasitic wasp, and not actually something that's harming the plants. But I recorded the occurrence of these ovals as part of my data collection on crop damage so I'd love to at least know what they are, haha. Could be an interesting quantification of potential for beneficial parasitism?
|Date:||February 19th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I know nothing about agricultural entomology, but maybe include your geographic location to help others?
true say! Thanks :) I'm in eastern Ontario, Canada
|Date:||February 20th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 20th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)|| |
Google corn eyespot. It looks very similar to your photo. Says that it is a fungus, not a wasp though :(
figured it out I think! corn blotch leaf miner. Gets parasitoid-ized by a wasp which is probably what I was remembering, crossing wires...