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Phyllotreta vittula
(barley flea beetle)



Phyllotreta vittula (barley flea beetle)


  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Phyllotreta vittula
  • Preferred Common Name
  • barley flea beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Phyllotreta vittula (Redtenbacher)

Preferred Common Name

  • barley flea beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Altica vittula Redt.
  • Haltica vittula Redt.

International Common Names

  • English: flea beetle, barley
  • Spanish: pulguilla de la cebada
  • French: altise des cereales d'automne

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: gulstribet kornjordloppe
  • Finland: ohrakirppa
  • Germany: Erdfloh, Gebaenderter Getreide-
  • Italy: Altica dell'orzo
  • Netherlands: Graanaardvlo, gestreepte
  • Norway: kornjordloppe
  • Sweden: kornjordloppa

EPPO code

  • PHYEVU (Phyllotreta vittula)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


ChinaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-AnhuiUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts


BulgariaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
FinlandUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Former USSRUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
FranceUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Russian FederationUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-SiberiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Yugoslavia (former)Unconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / external feeding

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