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Potato flea beetle
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN Potato flea beetle
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, Univ. of MN

Potato flea beetle
Epitrix cucumeris
Size: 1/16 inch long

Where/When: Feeds on tomato, potato, and other Solanaceae. Active from May through June and August through September.

Significance: Causes feeding damage (small, round, irregular holes) primarily to foliage. Low to moderate numbers usually do not impact plant health. High numbers can result in wilted and stunted plants.
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