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Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
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Entomological Society of America

Cereal Leef Beetle

Caption: The cereal leaf beetle, Oulema melanopus L., is an introduced insect pest of small grains first recorded in the United States in the early 1960s. Since its introduction from Europe or Asia into Michigan, cereal leaf beetle has rapidly spread and can now be found in most states. Cereal leaf beetle feeds on numerous species of grasses and is considered a major pest of oats, barley, and wheat.

Credit: D.D. Reisig

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