What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: small bug on rudbeckia
Location: Decatur, GA
June 11, 2013 8:04 pm
I find these bugs only on my Rudbeckia plants, eating but not doing a lot of damage in crevices. If I touch one it drops to the ground. They can fly also.
Signature: Bill in GA

Flea Beetle

Flea Beetle

Dear Bill,
This is some species of Flea Beetle in the tribe Altacini.  Flea Beetles are Leaf Beetles that feed on leaves and flowers, chewing holes as they feed.  They can get very numerous.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Decatur, Georgia

2 Responses to Flea Beetle

  1. Charlie Staines says:

    This is a Brachynopea species- an Eumolpinae.

    Charlie

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