EPPO Global Database

Epitrix cucumeris(EPIXCU)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Solanum tuberosum (SOLTU) Major host
* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson, A & Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. EPPO Bulletin 43, 323–333.
------- Cage experiments with potted plants.

* Caldwell B, Sideman E, Seaman A,  Shelton A, Smart C (2013) Resource guide for organic insect and disease management. 2nd Edition, 202 pp.
------- Common pests of potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants when the crops are young. 

* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.

* Gentner LG (1944) The black flea beetles of the genus Epitrix identified as cucumeris. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 46, 137-149.

* Morrison HE, Gentner LG, Koontz RF, Every RW (1967) The changing role of potato pests attacking potato tubers. American Potato Journal 44, 137–144.

* Pernal SF (1992) Economic injury levels and feeding studies for the potato flea beetle Epitrix cucumeris (Harris) in Manitoba. MSc Thesis, Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Manitoba, 166 pp.
------- Larvae feed on rootlets but occasionnally they may bore tunnels into tubers. Damage is rare.

* Senanayake DG, Pernal SF, Holliday NJ (1993) Yield responses of potatoes to defoliation by the potato flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Manitoba. Journal of Economic Entomology 86, 1527-1532.
------- Foliar damage observed in field experiments.
Atropa belladonna (ATRBE) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Datura stramonium (DATST) Wild/Weed
* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson, A & Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. EPPO Bulletin 43, 323–333.
------- Cage experiments with potted plants.

* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- State that it may feed on jimson weed.

* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).
Physalis angulata (PHYAN) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Physalis longifolia (PHYLF) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Physalis pubescens (PHYPU) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum americanum (SOLAM) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum carolinense (SOLCA) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum dulcamara (SOLDU) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).
Solanum montanum (SOLMO) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum nigrum (SOLNI) Wild/Weed
* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).
Solanum physalifolium (SOLPS) Wild/Weed
* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).
Solanum rostratum (SOLRS) Wild/Weed
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Capsicum annuum (CPSAN) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.
Nicotiana tabacum (NIOTA) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.
Petunia (1PEUG) Host
* Loyola (1949) Biological observations and control of potato flea beetle, Epitrix
cucumeris Harris. Masters Theses 1911. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 113 pp. 
------- Ornamental Petunia were attacked  following destruction of infested Solanum nigrum in the same flower bed.
Petunia axillaris (PEUAX) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Petunia x hybrida (PEUHY) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Physalis alkekengi (PHYAL) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Physalis peruviana (PHYPE) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum lycopersicum (LYPES) Host
* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson, A & Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. EPPO Bulletin 43, 323–333.
------- Cage experiments with potted plants.

* Caldwell B, Sideman E, Seaman A,  Shelton A, Smart C (2013) Resource guide for organic insect and disease management. 2nd Edition, 202 pp.
------- Common pests of potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants when the crops are young. 

* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Deczynski AM (2016) Morphological systematic of the nightshade flea beetles Epitrix Foudras and Acallepitrix Bechyné (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in America north of Mexico, PhD thesis, Clemson University (USA).

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.

* Lange WL, Bronson L (1981) Insect Pests of Tomatoes. Annual Review of Entomology 26, 345-371.
------- Epitrix spp. are secondary pests of tomato in California.
Solanum melongena (SOLME) Host
* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson, A & Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. EPPO Bulletin 43, 323–333.
------- Cage experiments with potted plants.

* Caldwell B, Sideman E, Seaman A,  Shelton A, Smart C (2013) Resource guide for organic insect and disease management. 2nd Edition, 202 pp.
------- Common pests of potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants when the crops are young. 

* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.

* Maletta M, Tietjen W, Ghidiu G, Holmstrom K, Cowgill W (2004) Evaluation of controls for flea beetle on eggplant in an organic production system. Acta Horticulturae no 638, 341-346.
Solanum pseudocapsicum (SOLPC) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum retroflexum (SOLRF) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
Solanum torvum (SOLTO) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.