Seedcorn maggot: Description

Seedcorn maggot: Seedcorn maggots, Delia platura, are very small fly maggots that can infest germinating soybean.Seedcorn maggot: Seedcorn maggots, Delia platura, are very small fly maggots that can infest germinating soybean.

Seedcorn maggots, Delia platura, are small fly larvae about about 0.16 in (4 mm) long and are found in the soil. The pupae are also found in the soil and are small and brown. The resulting flies (the non-injurious adult stage) are light gray and about 0.20 in (5 mm) long whose wings are held held horizontally over their abdomen when at rest.