Defense From Flea Beetles

Flea beetles are found throughout North America. Adults overwinter and lay eggs in early spring on or in the soil near the base of the host plant.

Perennial Defense
The adults can be from 1/16 to 1/5 of an inch long, depending on the species. Under a hand lens, the different species usually will be a dark color, but a few species will show some light-colored stripes.
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