A small jumping leaf beetle that can be a pest of plants such as crucifers.
- Phyllotreta and other genera, family Chrysomelidae.
- Iowa State University also includes a discussion of the flea beetle at their Integrated Crop Management Web site.
- When you see a small black beetle jumping off your plants when you approach you might be tempted to call it a flea beetle.
- The corn flea beetle feeds directly on corn and is a vector of the Stewart's wilt bacterium.
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Syllabification: flea bee·tle
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