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Corn Flea Beetle: Kentucky Corn IPM

Corn Flea Beetle


Description

Corn flea beetles are very small, shiny, round, black/brown beetles that jump readily when disturbed.

Damage

These beetles are leaf feeders. They make small feeding scars on the surface giving leaves a gray, frosted or bleached appearance. Damage is generally serious on plants less than six inches tall. Flea beetles also may transmit Stewart's wilt or bacterial leaf blight on field corn. This is of particular concern during cold, wet conditions that favor development of the disease.
Corn flea beetle and damage

Pest Activity

Flea Beetle Activity

Please note: These dates are approximations only. This calendar was constructed using data from Kentucky, USA. These dates may not apply in your area. You may wish to contact your county extension agent or agricultural consultant for information tailored to your locality.

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This site was created and is maintained by Pat Dillon, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, S-225 Agricultural Science Ctr North, Lexington, KY USA  40546-0091 (phone: 859/257-3571). Please send questions or suggestions to: pdillon@uky.edu