Aphthona cyparissiae (Koch)

Plant species attacked: Leafy spurge | Cypress spurge
Biocontrol Agent Type: Root feeding flea beetle
Country of Origin: The populations released in BC orginated from Eurasian stock, reared in Alberta and Saskatchewan
First Released in BC: 1989
Click on image to view larger photo: Aphthona cyparissiae adult
Positive monitoring and/or dispersal locations in BC on Leafy spurge:
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Established Aphthona cyparissiae on Leafy spurge locations
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