Flea Beetle (Kuschelina floridana)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Flea Beetle (Kuschelina floridana)

New to my life list. Identification based on the fact that it was feeding on BLUEHEARTS which is a also a member of the OROBANCHACEAE family (bugguide.net noted two other genus that are noted as larval hosts http://bugguide.net/node/view/25664/bgimage).

Learn: http://www.aaes.auburn.edu/comm/pubs/bulletins/beetles/kuschelina.php#floridana

Shown on Florida Native Plant: AMERICAN BLUEHEARTS (Buchnera americana)


  1. Not to be confused with the arugula-eating flea beetles that look and hop like fleas in my garden!

    • Loret said:

      ohhhhh, I’d not like him if he was eating my “cash crops”. I just hope for your sake that they don’t BITE like fleas, Kathy! Thanks for your support 🙂

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