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.
Small beetle with enlarged rear legs which allow it to jump large distances. The larvae can be a problem in brassica crops such as canola where they develop inside the stems.
Flea beetle is a general name applied to the small, jumping beetles of the leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae. Two differing viewpoints hold that flea beetles are either a distinct subfamily, the Alticinae, or that they make up the tribe Alticini, which is a part of the subfamily Galerucinae.