First Report of the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle, Microtheca ochroloma Stål, 1860 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in Pennsylvania

Yellowmargined leaf beetles, Microtheca ochroloma Stål, 1860, which are native to South America, were first intercepted in the USA in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1945. The species has since spread throughout the southeastern USA from Florida and North Carolina west through Texas and Oklahoma. Yellowmargined leaf beetles are a serious pest of cruciferous crops. They are strongly attracted and causes significant damage to turnips (Brassica rapa L. var. rapa, Brassicaceae) and napa cabbage (B. rapa var. pekinensis). Here we report the first records of M. ochroloma in Pennsylvania from two localities. These represent a new state record for the species.

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Work Title First Report of the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle, Microtheca ochroloma Stål, 1860 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in Pennsylvania
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  1. Michael J. Skvarla
  2. Shelby Fleischer
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  1. The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Date December 28, 2018
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-72.4.688
Deposited March 18, 2024

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    • Yellowmargined leaf beetles, Microtheca ochroloma Stål, 1860, which are native to South America, were first intercepted in the USA in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1945. The species has since spread throughout the southeastern USA from Florida and North Carolina west through Texas and Oklahoma. Yellowmargined leaf beetles are a serious pest of cruciferous crops. They are strongly attracted and causes significant damage to turnips (Brassica rapa L. var. rapa, Brassicaceae) and napa cabbage (B. rapa var. pekinensis). Here we report the first records of M. ochroloma in Pennsylvania from two localities.These represent a new state record for the species.
    • Yellowmargined leaf beetles, _Microtheca ochroloma_ Stål, 1860, which are native to South America, were first intercepted in the USA in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1945. The species has since spread throughout the southeastern USA from Florida and North Carolina west through Texas and Oklahoma. Yellowmargined leaf beetles are a serious pest of cruciferous crops. They are strongly attracted and causes significant damage to turnips (_Brassica rapa_ L. var. _rapa_, Brassicaceae) and napa cabbage (_B. rapa_ var. _pekinensis_). Here we report the first records of _M. ochroloma_ in Pennsylvania from two localities. These represent a new state record for the species.
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    • Shelby Fleischer
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