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Species Phyllotreta cruciferae - Crucifer Flea Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles)
Tribe Alticini (Flea Beetles)
Genus Phyllotreta
Species cruciferae (Crucifer Flea Beetle)
Other Common Names
Canola Flea Beetle, Rape Flea Beetle
Size
2-3 mm
Identification
Can be separated easily from other Phyllotreta spp. by the combination of the following characters:
absence of pale markings
metallic bluish-green lustre
Range
Introduced species from Eurasia; now found across Canada and the northern USA.
Food
Mainly on mustard and related plants (Cruciferae), especially on Brassica spp. An important agricultural pest.
Internet References
NDSU- species profile page