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Chaetocnema confinis
(flea beetle)

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Chaetocnema confinis (flea beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chaetocnema confinis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • flea beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Line drawing of adult femalePierre H.A. Jolivet

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chaetocnema confinis Crotch, 1873

Preferred Common Name

  • flea beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Chaetocnema etiennei Jolivet, 1979
  • Chaetocnema flavicornis LeConte, 1878
  • Chaetocnema perplexa Blake

International Common Names

  • English: flea beetle, sweetpotato; sweet potato flea beetle
  • Spanish: halticino del camote; pulguilla del camote
  • French: altise de la patate douce

EPPO code

  • CHAECF (Chaetocnema confinis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Chrysomelidae
  •                             Genus: Chaetocnema
  •                                 Species: Chaetocnema confinis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

ComorosPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
GambiaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
GhanaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
MadagascarPresentJolivet (1998); CABI and EPPO (2009)
MalawiPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
MauritiusPresentJolivet (1998); CABI and EPPO (2009)
RéunionPresent, WidespreadJolivet (1979); CABI and EPPO (2009)
SenegalPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
SeychellesPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)
South AfricaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Biondi (2001)

Asia

IndiaAbsent, Invalid presence record(s)CABI and EPPO (2009)
-ChhattisgarhPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
JapanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Ryukyu IslandsPresentTakizawa and Kusigemati (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
TaiwanPresentTakizawa and Kusigemati (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
ThailandPresentJolivet (1979); CABI and EPPO (2009)
VietnamPresentJolivet (1979); CABI and EPPO (2009)

Europe

GuernseyPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)

North America

CanadaPresentEPPO (2006); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-AlbertaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Bousquet (1991)
-ManitobaPresentWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009); CABI (Undated)
-New BrunswickPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Bousquet (1991)
-Nova ScotiaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Bousquet (1991)
-OntarioPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Bousquet (1991)
-QuebecPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Bousquet (1991)
-SaskatchewanPresentWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009); CABI (Undated)
El SalvadorPresentEPPO (2006)
NicaraguaPresentCABI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)Original citation: Maes & Robleto, 1988
United StatesPresentEPPO (2006); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-AlabamaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-ArkansasPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-CaliforniaPresent, WidespreadWilcox (1979); White (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-ColoradoPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-ConnecticutPresent, WidespreadWilcox (1979); White (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-DelawarePresentWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-FloridaPresent, WidespreadWilcox (1979); White (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-GeorgiaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-HawaiiPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-IllinoisPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-IndianaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-IowaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-KansasPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-KentuckyPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-LouisianaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-MassachusettsPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-MichiganPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-MinnesotaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-MississippiPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-MissouriPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-NebraskaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-New HampshirePresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-New JerseyPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-New MexicoPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-New YorkPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-North CarolinaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-North DakotaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-OhioPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-OklahomaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-OregonPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-PennsylvaniaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-Rhode IslandPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-South CarolinaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-South DakotaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-TennesseePresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-TexasPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-UtahPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-VermontPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-VirginiaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-WashingtonPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-West VirginiaPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-WisconsinPresent, WidespreadWhite (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)

Oceania

French PolynesiaPresentChabrol (1994); CABI and EPPO (2009)
GuamPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
Marshall IslandsPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
PalauPresentTakizawa and Kusigemati (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)

South America

BrazilPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-ParaPresentCox (1996); CABI and EPPO (2009)
EcuadorPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-Galapagos IslandsPresentJolivet (1998)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Growing point / external feeding
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Roots / external feeding
Roots / internal feeding
Stems / external feeding
Vegetative organs / external feeding
Vegetative organs / internal feeding
Whole plant / external feeding

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes larvae Yes
Leaves adults; eggs Yes

References

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Anderson WH, 1938. Description of the larave of Chaetocnema denticulata (Illiger) and Chaetocnema pulicaria Melsheimer. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 40(6):161-169.

Biondi M, 2002. Checklist of the Afrotropical species of the genus Chaetocnema Stephens (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae): synonymies and geographical distributions. African Entomology, 10:265-284.

Biondi M; Nardis G, 2000. The Chaetocnema longicornis species-group: systematics and geograohic distribution (Col. Chrys. Alt.). Insect Syst. Evol., 31:27-42.

Blake DH, 1941. New species of Cahetocnema and other chrysomelids (Col.) from the West Indies. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 43(8):171-180.

Blatchley WS, 1924. The Chrysomelidae of Florida. Fla. Entomol., 8(3-4):39-46.

Bousquet Y (ed.), 1991. Checklist of beetles of Canada and Alaska. Publication - Agriculture Canada (English ed.), No. 1861/E:vi + 430 pp.

Bryant GE, 1928. Revision of the African Species of Chaetocnema (Col. Halt.). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., 10(2):343-407.

CABI/EPPO, 2009. Chaetocnema confinis. [Distribution Map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.June. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 719.

Chabrol L, 1994. Chaetocnema confinis Crotch., new alticine for the Society Islands. [Chaetocnema confinis Crotch, altise nouvelle pour les eles de la SociTtT.] Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie (N.S.) 11 (4):315-323.

Clark SM, 2000. An annotated list of the leaf beetles of West Virginia (Col.) exclusive of Bruchinae. Occ. Publ. West Virginia Dept. Agric. Charleston, 1:1-93.

Cox ML, 1996. Parthenogenesis in the Chrysomeloidea. In: Jolivet P, Cox ML, eds. Chrysomelidae Biology 3. General Studies. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: SPB Acad. Publ. Co., 133-151.

Crotch GR, 1873. Materials for the study of the Phytophaga of the United States. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., 25:19-83.

Doguet S, 1994. Coleoptera Chrysomelidae 2. Alticinae. Faune de France, Paris, 80:1-694.

EPPO, 2006. PQR database (version 4.5). Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. www.eppo.org.

Hallock HC, 1939. Notes on Pennsylvania flea beetles in tobacco fields (Col. Chrys.). Entomol. News, 50(5):121-124.

Jolivet P, 1950. Les parasites, prTdateurs et phorTtiques des Chrysomeloidea (Col.) de la faune franco-belge. Bull. Inst. R. Sc. Nat. Belgique, 26(34):1-39.

Jolivet P, 1979. RTflexions sur l'Tcologie, l'origine et la distribution des chrysomTlides (Col.) des eles Mascareignes, avec la description de deux espFces nouvelles. Bull. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 48(9):524-649.

Jolivet P, 1998. Les Nouveaux envahisseurs ou les chrysomTlides voyageurs (Col.). L'Entomologiste, Paris, 54(1):33-44.

Jolivet P; ThTodoridFs J, 1951. Les parasites, phorTtiques et prTdateurs des ChrysomTlides (Col.). Bull. Inst. R. Sc. Nat. Belgique. 2 note, 27(25):1-55.

Jolivet P; ThTodoridFs J, 1952. Les parasites, phorTtiques et prTdateurs des ChrysomTlides (Col.). Bull. Inst. R. Sc. Nat. Belgique. 3 note, ibid. 28(20):1-19.

Jolivet P; ThTodoridFs J, 1954. Les parasites, phorTtiques et prTdateurs des ChrysomTlides (Col.). Bull. Inst. R. Sc. Nat. Belgique. 5 note, ibid. 30(23):1-12.

Jourdheuil P, 1963. Sous-famille des Halticinae. In: Balachowsky AS (ed). TraitT d'Entomologie appliquTe a l'Agriculture. 1. ColToptFres. Masson and Co. Publs., 806-816.

LeConte JL, 1878. Additional descriptions of new species. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc., 17:373-434.

Maes JM, 1998. Catalogo de los Insectos y Arthropodos terrestres de Nicaragua. Leon Nicaragua, 2:487-1169.

Metcalf CL; Flint WP, 1939. Destructive and useful insects, their habits and control (2nd Ed.) New York, USA: McGraw-Hill.

Mps JM; Tellez Robleto J, 1988. List of insects and terrestrial arthropods associated with the economically most important plants of Nicaragua. [Catalogo de los Insectos y Artropodos Terrestres associados a los principales plantas de importancia economica en Nicaragua]. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia, No. 5:1-95

Nishida GM, 1997. Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Checklist. Bishop Museum Technical Report 12, 3rd edition. Honolulu, USA: Bishop Museum Press.

Sanderson ED, 1915. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons publ., 430-432.

Saunders JL; King ABS; Vargas S CL, 1983. Pests of crops in Central America: a reference list. [Plagas de cultivos en America Central: una lista de referencia]. Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza Turrialba Costa Rica, 90 pp.

Steinhaus EA, 1946. Insect Microbiology. Ithaca, NY, USA: 1-763.

Takizawa H; Kusigemati K, 1996. Notes on Chrysomelidae of the Palau islands (Ins. Col.). Occ. Papers Kagashima Univ. Res. Center S. Pacific, 30:23-25.

Thaxter R, 1914. Laboulbeniales, parasitic on Chrysomelidae. Proc. Amer. Ac. Arts and Sc., 55:209.

Virkki N; Figueroa W; Sep·lveda JM, 1989. Howardula sp. a nematode new for Puerto Rico, parasitizing a parthenogenetic sweet potato associated flea beetle, Chaetocnema perplexa Blake. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 73(2):171-174; 11 ref.

White RE, 1996. A revision of the genus Chaetocnema of America, North of Mexico (Col. Chrys.). Contr. Amer. Entomol. Institute, 29(1):1-156.

Wilcox JA, 1975. Checklist of the Beetles of Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. Arnett RH, ed. North American Beetle Fauna Project, 1(7):1-166.

Wilcox JA, 1979. Leaf beetle host plants in Northeastern North America. Kinderhook, NY: Biol. Res. Inst. America Inc. & World Nat. Hist. Publ., 1-30.

Distribution References

CABI, EPPO, 2009. Chaetocnema confinis. [Distribution Map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 719.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chabrol L, 1994. Chaetocnema confinis Crotch., new alticine for the Society Islands (Col.: Chrysomelidae). (Chaetocnema confinis Crotch., altise nouvelle pour les Îles de la Société (Col.: Chrysomelidae).). Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie. 11 (4), 380.

Cox ML, 1996. Parthenogenesis in the Chrysomeloidea. In: Chrysomelidae Biology, 3 [ed. by Jolivet P, Cox ML]. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: SPB Acad. Publ. Co. 133-151.

EPPO, 2006. EPPO Global database (available online). Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

Jolivet P, 1979. (RTflexions sur l'Tcologie, l'origine et la distribution des chrysomTlides (Col.) des eles Mascareignes, avec la description de deux espFces nouvelles). In: Bull. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 48 (9) 524-649.

Jolivet P, 1998. The new invaders or the travelling Chrysomelidae. (Les nouveaux envahisseurs ou les Chrysomélides voyageurs (Col.).). Entomologiste. 54 (1), 33-44.

Takizawa H, Kusigemati K, 1996. Notes on Chrysomelidae of the Palau islands (Ins. Col.). In: Occ. Papers Kagashima Univ. Res. Center S. Pacific, 30 23-25.

White RE, 1996. A revision of the genus Chaetocnema of America, North of Mexico (Col. Chrys.). In: Contr. Amer. Entomol. Institute, 29 (1) 1-156.

Wilcox JA, 1979. Leaf beetle host plants in Northeastern North America., Kinderhook, NY, Biol Res Inst America Inc & World Nat Hist Publ. 1-30.

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