Other Common Names
Canola Flea Beetle, Rape Flea Beetle
Can be separated easily from other Phyllotreta spp. by the combination of the following characters:
absence of pale markings
metallic bluish-green lustre
Introduced species from Eurasia; now found across Canada and the northern USA.
Mainly on mustard and related plants (Cruciferae), especially on Brassica spp. An important agricultural pest.