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Epitrix hirtipennis
(tobacco flea beetle)

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Epitrix hirtipennis (tobacco flea beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Epitrix hirtipennis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tobacco flea beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer)

Preferred Common Name

  • tobacco flea beetle

International Common Names

  • Spanish: pulga morena del tabaco
  • French: altise du tabac; chrysomelle brune du tabac

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 30 Jun 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

JapanPresent, Localized
-HonshuPresent, Localized
SyriaPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

AlbaniaPresent
BulgariaPresent
FrancePresent
-CorsicaPresent
GreecePresent
ItalyPresent
North MacedoniaPresent
PortugalPresent, Localized
-AzoresPresent
RussiaPresent, Localized
-Southern RussiaPresent
SloveniaPresent
SpainPresent, Localized
-Balearic IslandsPresent, Few occurrences

North America

Antigua and BarbudaPresent
BarbadosPresent
BermudaPresent
CanadaPresent, Localized
-OntarioPresent
-QuebecPresent
CubaPresent
CuraçaoPresent
DominicaPresent
Dominican RepublicPresent
GuadeloupePresent
HaitiPresent
JamaicaPresent
MartiniquePresent
MexicoPresent
MontserratPresent
Netherlands AntillesPresent
Puerto RicoPresent
Saint Kitts and NevisPresent
Saint LuciaPresent
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaPresent
-ArizonaPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-ConnecticutPresent
-DelawarePresent
-District of ColumbiaPresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-HawaiiPresent
-IdahoPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IndianaPresent
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-KentuckyPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MarylandPresent
-MississippiPresent
-MissouriPresent
-NebraskaPresent
-NevadaPresent
-New HampshirePresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New MexicoPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-OhioPresent
-OklahomaPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-Rhode IslandPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-South DakotaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-TexasPresent
-UtahPresent
-VirginiaPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-West VirginiaPresent
-WyomingPresent

Oceania

FijiPresent
French PolynesiaPresent
GuamPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
GuyanaPresent

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Microctonus epitricis Parasite

References

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Mouttet, R., Ginez, A., Germain, J. F., Streito, J. C., 2017. Presence in France of Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer, 1847) (Coleoptera, Chrysomendae, Alticinae)., Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 122(4):451-454 http://www.lasef.org/new/new_bulletin.html

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp.

Distribution References

Aslan E G, Bașar M, 2016. Flea beetles collected from olive trees of Antalya Province, including the first record of the monotypic genus Lythraria Bedel, 1897 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for Turkey. Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi. 40 (3), 243-248. http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/entoted/article/view/5000184757/5000168593

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

EPPO, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

Krsteska V, Spirkoski A, 2017. A contribution to quantitative representation and distribution of Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer, 1847) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticini) on tobacco. Acta Entomologica Serbica. 15-26. http://aes.bio.bg.ac.rs/index.php/aes/article/view/175/pdf_43

Mouttet R, Ginez A, Germain J F, Streito J C, 2017. Presence in France of Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer, 1847) (Coleoptera, Chrysomendae, Alticinae). (Presence en France d'Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer, 1847) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae).). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France. 122 (4), 451-454. http://www.lasef.org/new/new_bulletin.html

Orlova-Bienkowskaja M J, 2014. First record of the tobacco flea beetle Epitrix hirtipennis Melsheimer [Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae] in Russia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 44 (1), 44-46. DOI:10.1111/epp.12092

Schotman C Y L, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. In: RLAC-PROVEG, 80 pp.

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