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Dichondra flea beetle — Life cycle

Adult females lay eggs near the soil surface on leaves and stems. Larvae emerge 3 days later and develop on roots. Larvae develop for 22 to 25 days and pupate in the soil for 5 days. Newly emerged adults are white for a day and then turn a characteristic black color with a metallic reddish bronze tinge. Adults are active from May through October in warm areas. Adult flee beetles on dichondra

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