Species Details

Delia platura

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SeasonalityAdults are found early in the spring. IdentificationDelia platura may be distinguished from other Delia species occurring in the field by the following combinations of characters: In males, in the hind femur, only around 3-5 posteroventral setae are present. In females, common arrangement of mid-tibial setae, though may be any combination of 1-2anterodorsal, (1- ) 2posterodorsal and 2(-3) posteroventral setae.

Scientific Name Delia platura Habitat Occurs in all the vegetable-growing areas. In cool wet seasons damage may be widespread. Seasonality Adults are found early in the spring. Identification
Delia platura may be distinguished from other Delia species occurring in the field by the following combinations of characters: In males, in the hind femur, only around 3-5 posteroventral setae are present. In…
Delia platura may be distinguished from other Delia species occurring in the field by the following combinations of characters: In males, in the hind femur, only around 3-5 posteroventral setae are present. In females, common arrangement of mid-tibial setae, though may be any combination of 1-2anterodorsal, (1- ) 2posterodorsal and 2(-3) posteroventral setae.
Life History
Appears to be two to three generation a year in the Prairie Provinces of Canada. Eggs are laid in the soil near germinating seeds or where there is an abundance of decaying vegetative matter. They hatch at…
Appears to be two to three generation a year in the Prairie Provinces of Canada. Eggs are laid in the soil near germinating seeds or where there is an abundance of decaying vegetative matter. They hatch at temperatures as low as 10˚C. The larvae is extremely polyphagous attacking a wide range of host plants that include bean,corn,melon,maize,etc. After about one to two weeks, the larvae are fully developed and pupariate in the soil. Metamorphosis in the puparium lasts 1-2 weeks .Upon completion of two to three generations it over winters in puparium.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info The larvae is extremely polyphagous attacking a wide range of host plants especially previously damaged roots as well as on sprouting seedlings. Range Cosmopolitan (occurring in all biogeographic regions except Antarctica) as cited by Griffiths (1997).

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"Species Details - Delia platura, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6303. Accessed 02 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

Name Subramaniam, R.
Role species page author
Date 2007

References

Specimen Information

There are 54 specimens of this Species.

54 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM399504 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByGriffiths, G. C. D. Date Collected1985-06-26

UASM399505 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByGriffiths, G. C. D. Date Collected1985-06-26

UASM399506 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Westlock Collected ByKim, H. Date Collected1982-08-18

UASM399994 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Ponoka Collected ByHocking, B. Date Collected1954-07-26

UASM399996 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByGriffiths, G. C. D. Date Collected1975-07-09

UASM399997 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake Collected ByGraham, P. Date Collected1966-08-14/1966-08-18

UASM402076 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Morinville Collected ByGriffiths, G. C. D. Date Collected1982-06-25

UASM402077 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByHocking, B. Date Collected1955-07-09

UASM402078 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Orion Collected ByStrickland, E. H. Date Collected1949-08-09

UASM402079 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Orion Collected ByStrickland, E. H. Date Collected1949-08-09

UASM402081 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Collected ByHocking, B. Date Collected1949-08-10

UASM402082 - Delia platura

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Collected ByHocking, B. Date Collected1949-08-10

Adult Seasonal Distribution