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potato flea beetles Epitrix cucumeris Harris, Epitrix subcrinita Leconte by Arthur J. Hanson

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Published by State College of Washington, Agricultural Experiment Station in Pullman, Wash .
Written in English


  • Flea-beetles,
  • Potatoes -- Diseases and pests

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Statementby Arthur J. Hanson.
SeriesBulletin / State College of Washington. Agricultural Experiment Station -- no. 280., Bulletin (State College of Washington. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- no. 280.
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17816330M

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They are called the flea beetles because of this habit, though they are not closely related to the flea. The adult insects live over winter and appear during the latter part of May and first of June. They get their living by eating tiny holes in the surface of the leaves of plants of the potato family, and often attack cucumbers and beans. Potato flea beetles are a small black hopping insect. This insect is much easier to spot when the plants are small. Economic threshold: Average of 15 shot holes per terminal leaflet. Potato flea beetle damage will appear as a number of “shots” in the leaflet. This type of . Oct 03,  · The flea beetle (family Chrysomelidae) is a pesky visitor to most hisn-alarum.com beetle targets tasty plants in the families Solanaceae (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers) and Brassicaceae (including cole crops: broccoli, kale, cabbage, collards).. Its capacity to overwinter in soil and plant debris makes it challenging to manage, and very hisn-alarum.com: Alexis Morin. Potato flea beetle on potato plant. Flea beetles are a type of leaf beetle in the family Chrysomelidae. Most adult flea beetles are very small (1/16 –1/8th inch long). An exception is the spinach flea beetle, which is 1/4-inch long. Flea beetles can be black, bronze, bluish or brown to metallic gray.

The potato flea beetles are considered by many to be one of the most serious pests threatening the entire EPPO region today. All four species have shown they can exist within different climates, from a Mediterranean climate (Spain) to a temperate climate (USA and Canada). The adults of the potato flea beetles. Dusting your plants with plain talcum powder repels flea beetles on tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and other plants. Use white sticky traps to capture flea beetles as they jump. Insecticides may be used early in the season, but are generally unnecessary in the control of flea beetles on adult plants/5(). ENTFACT Potato Pests | Rarely do hormworms cause losses to potato yields. Figure 7. Flea beetles leave characteristic small round holes in leaves. Flea beetles cause the small shot-hole damage to leaves. These tiny beetles overwinter as adults and may appear in fields very early in the season and cause serious damage to young plants. Potato Flea Beetle is black and 1/16 inch long and is one of the most common and destructive flea beetles, attacking potatoes, tomatoes, green pepper, eggplant, and other solanaceous plants. Adults emerge from the soil in mid-spring and feed on young foliage of these crops.

Potato and tomato are generally the most seriously affected. Description and Life History Two species of flea beetles are of major concern. These are the tuber flea beetle, Epitrix tuberis, and the west-ern potato flea beetle, Epitrix subcrinata (Fig. 1). The adult tuber flea beetle is oval and black with reddish antennae and legs. The potato flea beetle is black, the tuber flea beetle is dull black, and the western potato flea beetle has a bronze colour in bright light. In canola it’s handy that the one that is harder to control, the striped flea beetle, looks very different than all the rest. In potatoes it would be nice if the tuber flea beetle. Flea beetles also feed on tomato, potato, pepper, beet, spinach, turnip, radish, plus almost every other vegetable to some degree. Signs/Symptoms. Adult feeding riddles leaves with small feeding holes that create a shot-hole effect. Tender seedlings may be particularly targeted. Epitrix cucumeris, ‘Potato flea beetle’ The potato flea beetle is a very tiny beetle, shiny black in coloration. It prefers Solanaceae plants such as potatoes and tomatoes, and is generally found east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. Epitrix hirtipennis, ‘Tobacco flea beetle.