Psylliodes affinis (Paykull, 1799)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Psylliodes > Psylliodes affinis

Common name: 

Potato Flea Beetle


Size: 2.2-2.9mm
Basic colour: Yellowish
Pattern colour: Elytral suture and head darkened
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour; femora (especially hind) darkened

Palaearctic, including Morocco; introduced into Canada.


Status: Common and widespread, except Scotland (a single, unconfirmed record)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: various wild and cultivated Solanaceae
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves and potato stems (Haulms), early instar larvae are root-miners, final instar larvae feed externally on roots.

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