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Grass leaf beetle (354) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Leaf beetle, grass leaf beetle (not an accepted common name).

Scientific Name

Oulema species. The Oulema species recorded from Fiji has not been identified. However, the cereal leaf beetle (oat leaf beetle), Oulema melanopus, is a major pest of wheat, barley, oat, and millet, worldwide. In countries where it is not yet present, it is considered a pest of quarantine importance. For these reasons, the Fiji species is described here.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Oulema melanopus (oat leaf beetle) (2017) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and from Cereal leaf beetle. Wikipedia. ( Photos 1-4 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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