Control of Red-Headed Flea Beetles

Control of Red-Headed Flea Beetles

Control of Red-Headed Flea Beetles

The adults are shiny black with a reddish head, oval, 3.0-6.25 mm long, and have antennae nearly half as long as the body. Their hind legs are enlarged and they are capable of jumping, hence the name flea beetle. Adults frequently will feed on tender new shoots or growth.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ONE12-163, Sustainable management tools for the red-headed flea beetle in nurseries .

Product specs
Year: 2013
Length: 2 Pages
Author(s): Brian A. Kunkel, Lianmarie N. Colon
Location: Delaware | Northeast
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.



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