Flea Beetle

flea beetleFlea Beetle

Scientific name: many species
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Subfamily Alticinae)

Facts: Flea beetles range in size from minute to more than 1/4 inch long. Most are dark with a smooth, shiny surface; however, some are striped. Hind legs are enlarged, enabling the beetles to jump vigorously when disturbed. They damage a wide range of vegetables, riddling the leaves with small holes.

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