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Aphthona flava (Guill.)

Plant species attacked: Leafy spurge
Biocontrol Agent Type: Root feeding flea beetle
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC originated in Hungary and Greece
First Released in BC: 1990
Click on image to view larger photo: Aphthona flava adult
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Leafy spurge:
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Established Aphthona flava on Leafy spurge locations
View the in-depth Aphthona flava information page here

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