Millets and Maize | Chaetocnema pusaensis
Chaetocnema pusaensis (Maulik, 1926); Common Name: Ragi flea beetle
Taxonomy Information
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Superfamily
Chrysomeloidea
Family
Chrysomelidae
Subfamily
Galerucinae
Genus
Chaetocnema
Species
pusaensis
Author
(Maulik, 1926)
Field Identification

Adult is a dark blue beetle with enlarged hind femur.

Damage

Beetles bite small holes on leaves which affect photosynthetic activity. Leaves or seedlings of various millets such as sorghum, maize and bajra are damaged. Grubs are not destructive and are found in the soil.

Key Natural Enemies

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