University of Florida

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle: Publications

  • Manrique V, Montemayor CO, Cave RD, Skvarch EA, Smith BW. 2010. Effect of straw mulch on populations of Microtheca ochroloma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and ground predators in turnip Brassica rapa in Florida. Florida Entomologist 93(3): 407-411.
  • Montemayor CO, Cave RD. 2009. Prospects for biological control of the yellow-margined leaf beetle, Microtheca ochroloma Stål. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 122: 250-252.
  • Montemayor CO. 2010. Evaluation of a predator and a fungus as biological control agents of the yellowmargined leaf beetle, Microtheca ochroloma Stål (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). MSc thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Spined Solidier bug eating larvae
Spined Soldier Bug
Podisus maculiventris.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle eggs
Yellowmargined leaf beetle eggs

Yellowmargined leaf beetle larvae
Yellowmargined leaf beetle larvae