Flea Beetle. Author: Gary L. Hein. HOME. Flea Beetles Beginner. Gikonyo1, Zhi-LingYang1, TobiasG. Flea beetle damage to tomato seedling. Sweetpotato flea beetle. The potato flea beetle is about 1/10 inch and brownish black in color. They jump like fleas when approached, due to enlarged hind legs. Scientific name: Systena blanda; Common name: Palestriped flea beetle; Geographical Range: You can find the flea beetle pest throughout the western U.S.. It’s particularly troublesome on vegetable and melon crops in the desert growing regions of Arizona and California. Common Names: Flea Beetle, Leaf Beetle Scientific Name: Order Coleoptera, family Chrysomelidae, several species Size: Adult--1/10" to 1/16" Identification: Shiny black, blue-black, or brown-black beetles about the size of a pinhead. Phyllotreta nemorum (Linnaeus) Preferred Common Name. As they mature, these “bugs” gradually become dark and black. This is my own made-up common name, but it captures the host range that I've observed thus far. These tiny carpet beetles start out their adult life as white beetles. Control; What is fuchsia flea beetle? Common names: Flea Beetle, Striped Flea-Beetle. Region: Found throughout North America. Figure 1. These tiny beetles, worldwide in distribution, are usually less than 6 mm (0.25 inch) in length and dark or metallic in colour. Attagenus unicolor is the scientific name for the black carpet beetle. Distribution. Eggplant flea beetle. Two and occasionally three generations are typical. Athletic little pests, they will jump off the leaves if they are disturbed, so go gently if you wish to make sure of catching them. International Common Names. tobacco flea beetle. Preferred Scientific Name. 1984). Adults eat buds and unfolding leaves, resulting in hollowed out and leaves that emerge ragged and tattered. Table: Host plants of the Coprosma flea beetle, Trachytetra rugulosa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Plant-SyNZ database (13 December 2016). Common name Scientific names Host plants, comments; Cabbage flea beetle (western black flea beetle, crucifer flea beetle) Phyllotreta pusilla, P. cruciferae: Wide host range, primarily of cabbage family plants (Cruciferae family). PEST SCIENTIFIC NAME INDEX: Pest Scientific Name: Pest Common Name: Report Nos. After buds are over 2 cm long, grape flea beetles usually do little damage. It is dark brown and has a longitudinal creamy white stripe on each wing cover. All Beetles. Some have stripes or other faint markings. There may be other species. But they’re all potentially disastrous for your crops—if left unchecked, they can destroy the roots and foliage of a variety of plants in no time. Scientific Name. Common name Flea beetle Scientific name Various, mainly Phyllotreta and Psylliodes species on brassicas and allied plants Plants affected Many plants in the brassica family, including cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, turnip, radish, salad rocket, wallflower and alyssum. specialist ea beetle Seung-JoonAhn1,3, FranziskaBetzin1, MatildaW. These tiny black beetle bugs belong to the family Dermestidae and their larvae can be a true household pest. I'm using quotes because I've never found a reference assigning both a scientific as well as the common name to the beetle. Figure 1. BEETLE IDENTIFIER. Scientific Name Phyllotreta sp. North, South (Guyana) and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania. The adult flea overwinters in garden weeds and garbage. Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae (Alticinae) Hosts: Several flea beetles are associated with trees and shrubs including alder, cottonwood, crabapple, poplar, sumac and willow. Characteristics, Scientific Name, Classification, Taxonomy, Territorial Claims, and pictures of the Pigweed Flea Beetle (North America) ☰ MENU ☰ MENU × Home. Altica foliaceae LeConte, 1858. Scientific Name. Primarily a pest in warmer areas of the US. What is fuchsia flea beetle? Also nasturtium and Cleome Main symptoms Small rounded holes in the foliage, especially on seedlings. striped flea beetle; Other Scientific Names. BY STATE  1/1. Scientific Name. The reliability score shows the quality of evidence for the host association (1-10, 10=high). As soon as the plants are set, they are vulnerable to attack by two species of flea beetles, the tobacco and potato flea beetles. Potato, tomato and other members of Solanaceae family. named Podagrica basselae Bryant (Bryant 1941). Phyllotreta colorea Foud. Common name Fuchsia flea beetle Scientific name Altica species usually A. lythri Plants affected Fuchsia and Zauschneria Main symptoms Holes in leaves Most active April-September Jump to. Palestriped flea beetle * Systena blanda . The desert corn flea beetle is 0.125 inch long and brownish with two pale yellowish stripes along the wings.All of the flea beetles have enlarged hind legs and jump vigorously when disturbed, thus the name flea beetle. The tobacco flea beetle is about the same size, but is yellowish brown with a dark band across its wings. Tobacco flea beetle. Western black flea beetle is the most damaging flea beetle species in the state. By State. Flea beetles are in the largest subfamily (Alticinae) of the family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles (Furth 1988). Life cycle: This Beetle produces one to two generations each year. Scientific Name. English: flea beetle, cabbage; flea beetle, crucifer; turnip fly Restricted. Flea Beetles Scientific names: Potato flea beetle: Epitrix cucumeris Threespotted flea beetle: Disonycha triangularis Palestriped flea beetle: Systena blanda Tuber flea beetle: Epitrix tuberis (Reviewed 11/05, updated 1/10, pesticides updated 9/16) In this Guideline: Description of the pests; Damage; Management ; Publication; Glossary; DESCRIPTION OF THE PESTS. Physical Description: The small dark beetle derived its name because it jumps quickly when bothered. Distribution. Epitrix hirtipennis. Eastern US. Very wide host range. Beetles are the group of insects in the superorder Endopterygota. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) 2 • Altica foliaceae LeConte, apple • Altica ignita Illiger, strawberry • Altica litigata Fall, crape myrtle • Altica sylvia Malloch, blueberry Description Most Altica flea beetles have hard outer wings called elytra that are metallic blue to green in color that protect similarly Preferred Scientific Name. However, other species of flea beetles may be found damaging sugarbeet. Vineyard edges near woods where alternate hosts for the beetle may be growing (wild grape and Virginia creeper) are prime areas for grape flea beetles. Köllner 2 & Franziska Beran 1* Glucosinolates, a characteristic group of specialized metabolites found in Brassicales plants, are converted to toxic isothiocyanates upon herbivory. Worldwide. Flea beetles of the genus Altica, scientific name: Altica spp. Flea beetles, or Alticini in scientific terms, are pesky, shiny little beetles that come in a variety of colors. It is present in Fiji and Guam. Epitrix cucumeris. Asia, North, South (Brazil) and Central America, Europe (restricted), Oceania. It is known as the elytra. Tobacco flea beetle. They have a shiny carapace and, in their adult form, measure about 1/16th of an inch long. Host plants of many of the flea beetles are easily identified by their common names. Compiled by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University. Its distribution in PNG is widespread on the Papuan mainland and on other islands as far as Bougain- ville in the southeast (Kimoto et al. Chaetocnema species.The species known as the sweetpotato flea beetle is Chaetocnema confinis, especially in the USA. Beetle Finder. Potato flea beetle. Types of Flea Beetles. There is a very wide diversity of beetles that are considered to be flea beetles. In scientific taxonomy, these beetles are all part of the tribe Alticini, which is part of the subfamily Galerucinae of the beetle family Chrysomelidae. The scientific name of the beetle is Coleoptera. Eggplant, and many others in the Solanaceae or nightshade family (capsicum, chilli, potato, tobacco, and tomato). Phyllotreta columbiana Chittenden; Phyllotreta obscurella Illiger; Phyllotreta poeciloceras Com. They are mostly about 2mm (about 1/10in) long, but big bugs can be 3-4mm. The most common flea beetle to damage sugarbeet in this region is the pale-striped flea beetle, Systena blanda. The flea beetle was first recorded in Solomon Islands in 1981 (Macfarlane 1986; Henderson & Hancock 1988). Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze) Preferred Common Name. Beetle Scientific Name: Coleoptera. Some species are general feeders while others have a more restricted host range. Hosts. Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer, 1847) Common Names. Pigweed Flea Beetle This small, striped beetle feeds on weeds and greens that are often fed to pigs. By far, the majority of these are crucifer flea beetles. BEETLES INDEX. Sumac Flea Beetle Scientific Name: Blepharida rhois (Forster) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Family/Subfamily: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)/Alticinae (Flea Beetles) Identification and Descriptive Features: The adults are moderate sized beetles capable of jumping by use of well developed hind legs. Striped flea beetles make up about 10% of the population. There are several different species of flea beetle that pose problems early in the season when they are considered occasional pests. Damage and Diagnosis: Palestriped flea beetle damage. Flea Beetle. The wing covers are cream colored with irregular, wavy reddish markings. Eggplant and potato. Also, weeds, in the same family, e.g., Physalis angulata. The enlarged hindlegs are adapted for jumping. Description: "Flea beetle" is a generic name applied to many species of small jumping beetles commonly seen early in the gardening season. Adults are black, brown, or bronze. Scientific Name. Grape flea beetle is found in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Distribution. Reported to Damage. Common Names. The beetles has almost 400000 species in the largest order and there are few species which discovered recently. Scouting Notes Monitoring as vines start to grow in the spring is important especially if an area has been infested by flea beetles in previous years. Scientific name: Phyllotreta striolata. apple flea beetle. These annoying bugs can be seen by the naked eye, unlike actual fleas, but they share the same name because of their ability to jump far and quick. Common Names: Cranberry flea beetle, Redheaded flea beetle Scientific Name: Systena frontalis Order: Coleoptera (the beetles and weevils) Family: Chrysomelidae (the leaf beetle family) Redheaded flea beetle is a common Wisconsin insect that is an occasional pest of many crops, including corn and alfalfa. The palestriped flea beetle is about twice as large as the potato flea beetle. Grape flea beetle and damage. Epitrix fuscula. Commonly shiny black, but some have a yellow stripe down each wing case, some even come in a dark metallic blue. Flea beetles are an early-season pest commonly found on all members of the cole crop group, as well as spinach, beets, potatoes, and eggplant. East of the Rockies. This may reduce the numbers of primary and secondary fruit clusters. Such is the case with the "Sedum Flea Beetle." They have the front pairs of wings in the hard cases that distinguished them from most other insects. Flea beetle, any member of the insect subfamily Alticinae (Halticinae) belonging to the leaf beetle family Chrysomelidae (order Coleoptera). Flea beetles are very small beetles (not surprising, given their name!). Abstract. They’re most dangerous early in the season, as mature plants are better equipped to survive an infestation. All of the cruciferous crops grown in Ontario are susceptible to the damage caused by flea beetles.В There are several species of flea beetles that attack crucifers. Haltica nemorum Linnaeus; International Common Names. Problem: Flea Beetles Hosts: Watermelons, pumpkins, peas, beans, eggplants, sweet potatoes, beets, spinach, strawberries and potatoes. crucifer flea beetle; Other Scientific Names. And tattered South ( Brazil ) and Central America, Europe, Oceania and members! 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