Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flea Beetle

This is a profile shot of a very tiny flea beetle. I've probably crushed a hundred or so of these guys on my tomato leaves so far this year. They haven't gotten out of hand, and with most of the tomatoes getting quite large the damage is minimal at this point. Still I keep eliminating the ones I can as I don't want an infestation next year. They are quite hard to catch as they jump very fast. I typically get my finger and thumb on either side and then snap down. If you move in slowly they typically don't jump away in time.

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