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Potato flea beetles

Arthur L. Antonelli

Potato flea beetles

biology and control

by Arthur L. Antonelli

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Published by Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture & Home Economics, Washington State University in Pullman, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flea-beetles,
  • Potatoes -- Diseases and pests -- Washington (State),
  • Tomatoes -- Diseases and pests -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by A.L. Antonelli and Roy M. Davidson, Jr.]
    SeriesInsect answers, EB -- 1198., Extension bulletin (Washington State University. Cooperative Extension) -- 1198.
    ContributionsDavidson, Roy M., 1939-, Washington State University. Cooperative Extension., United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17614306M
    OCLC/WorldCa52872416

    Also effective against flea beetle larvae, pesticides made with carbaryl may be used to control the black cutworm and the variegated cutworm. "What to Spray for Potato Pests." Home Guides | SF. In addition, potato flea beetles may transmit early blight. As a general rule, flea beetles are much less of a problem on potato than on other solanaceous crops. Life History – Flea beetles overwinter as adults among debris in or near fields of host plants. They resume activity in spring and feed on weedy hosts until crop hosts are available.

    Flea Beetles. Flea beetles usually don’t damage tubers, but their feeding does result in many small holes throughout leaves. These small “shot holes” can make potato plants susceptible to bacterial and fungal diseases such as Verticillium wilt and Fusarium rot. Leafhoppers. Identification (and life cycle/seasonal history) The flea beetles common to potato are small, black beetles. On close inspection they are slightly hairy and the wing covers are not shiny as occurs on many other common flea beetles (e.g., western black flea beetle on cabbage family plants).

    Feb 07,  · Cucumber beetle larvae eat small, round holes through the skin of sweet potato roots and form irregularly shaped enlarged cavities just under the skin. The larvae seldom tunnel into the roots, as do elongate flea beetle or striped flea beetle larvae. Feeding scars are usually in groups rather than scattered randomly over the root. Other diseases of concern when growing potatoes are blight, scab, fusarium wilt, bacterial soft rot, brown rot, and water rot. More serious diseases of immature potatoes are pink eye and grey mold. Pests of concern include potato leafhoppers, flea beetles, Colorado potato beetles, wireworms, and .


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Potato flea beetles by Arthur L. Antonelli Download PDF EPUB FB2

Epitrix spp. is a genus of many flea beetles that are known to feed upon members of the Solanaceae family. Epitrix tuberis Gentner () and E. cucumeris (Harris ) are common pests of potato in North America (Malumphy et al.

) (images below). Western potato flea beetle (Epitrix subcrinata L.) Pest description and crop damage Three species of flea beetles-the western potato flea beetle (E. subcrinita), the tobacco flea beetle (E. hirtipennis), and the tuber flea beetle (E. tuberis)-are known foliage feeders in Pacific Northwest potato fields, especially west of the Cascades.

Of these. 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 eventfr.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 eventfr.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.

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. Flea beetle control is an ongoing battle that relies upon three levels of approach. Control of flea beetles naturally starts with consistent cultural practices, physical barriers and even biological methods.

How to Get Rid of Flea Beetles. Knowledge of your enemy is the first key to flea beetle eventfr.com: Bonnie L. Grant.

The flea beetle is a small, jumping beetle of the leaf beetle family (Chrysomelidae), that makes up the tribe Alticini which is part of the subfamily eventfr.comically the flea beetles were classified as their own subfamily.

Though most tribes of the Galerucinae are suspect of rampant paraphyly in the present delimitation, the Alticini seem to form a good eventfr.com: Insecta. Potato flea beetle adults are small, about inch in length, metallic greenish brown to black in color.

They tend to jump like fleas when disturbed. They are slender, whitish, and about inch long when mature. The tuber flea beetle adult is also small, only about inch long.

Mature larvae are about inch long and white with a brown. Coleoptera (beetles) Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles) Alticini (flea beetles) Flea beetles are an early-season pest commonly found on all members of the cole crop group, as well as spinach, beets, potatoes, and eggplant.

There are several different species of flea beetle that pose problems early in the season when they are considered occasional pests.

POTATO FLEA BEETLES Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae Western Potato Flea Beetle Epitrix subcrinita, Tuber Flea Beetle Epitrix tuberis _____ DESCRIPTION Adults are about 2 mm long, slightly oblong in form, dark metallic-brown, black or bronze.

The hind legs are yellow-brown and enlarged, enabling the beetles to jump when disturbed. Mature larvae are. A lot of bugs love potatoes. The Colorado Potato Beetle, Flea Beetles, Aphids, Wireworm, Cutworms, Slugs, Spider Mites, Potato Psyllid, and Leaf Hoppers all love to make a meal out of your potato plants.

So you’ll need to keep a close eye on your plants to see. The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is a major pest of potato crops.

It is approximately 10 millimetres ( in) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its eventfr.com to America, it spread rapidly in potato Class: Insecta.Potato XXII Flea Beetles Whitney S.

Cranshaw Flea Beetle Identification (and life cycle/seasonal history) The flea beetles common to potato are small, black beetles.

On close inspection they are slightly hairy and the wing covers are not shiny as occurs on many other common flea beetles (e.g., western black flea beetle on cabbage family plants).Flea Beetle Pest Management for Organic Potatoes Identification of flea beetles The flea beetles found on potato plants are small (between and mm long).

Flea beetles can be distinguished from other small beetles by their large hind legs. Most flea beetles commonly seen in potatoes jump when disturbed, making identification difficult.