Flea Beetle

Catalogue Type
Plant Pests Catalogue
Scientific Name
Mantura spp
Distinguishing Characters
Flea beetles vary from black to tan or other colors, solid, or spotted depending on the species. They are tiny garden bugs at only 1/16 inch in length. You can see them if you approach quietly, but they will spring away quickly if disturbed.

Adult flea beetles overwinter in brush and wooded areas. They pose a threat early in the planting season as they are emerging, typically when weather reaches 50ºF.
Host Crop
Raddish and other root crops
Photo of Insect
Photo of Damaged Crop