Definitions for "Flea Beetle"
any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping
flea beetle picture A small beetle with enlarged rear legs which allow it to jump large distances. Both adults and larvae can be a problem in brassica crops such as turnips, broccoli, and chinese cabbage. See Root Maggot Management Research Pages for more information.
is a small, dark, oval beetle that jumps vigorously when disturbed. Control with lime, diatomaceous earth, or rotenone.