Pest Profile

Cereal Leaf Beetle
Oulema melanopus

Pest Description

The larvae of cereal leaf beetle feed on emerge and feed on wheat foliage in late spring and early summer.
High temperatures and dry conditions in spring and summer increase population numbers of cereal leaf beetles.

Larvae feed on leaf tissue between leaf veins, causes long narrow slits in leaves.


Source of information

Pavel Krasensky (, Department of Entomology (, Coutin R. (OPIE)

Pest Diagnostics


Pest photo source

Pavel Krasensky (

Plant Diagnostics


Plant diagnostic image(s) source

Department of Entomology (