Summer Class 2004 Photos 6
Talking about how to collect flea beetles and Oberea
Talking about how to use a sweep net and an accelerator to collect leafy spurge flea beetles.

Collecting flea beetles and Oberea
Sweeping for flea beetles and Oberea.  Note all the tall dead spurge stems and the short, sick and dying spurge plants.

Collecting flea beetles and Oberea
Note all the dead spurge stems and grasses coming back, even under the trees!  The black flea beetles Aphthona lacertosa have made the rapid impact on this 3-year old release site with the help of the brown flea beetles and Oberea.  Photos by Mike Battaiola. HOME     Back to Summer Class Page