Story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Clover flea damage

Clover flea damage

Clover fleas are found throughout New Zealand. They are springtails that grow to about 3 millimetres long. They strip the soft, green surface of clover leaves and leave them looking spotty. Clover fleas also foul the leaves, making them unpalatable to grazing stock. This is a typical example of clover-flea damage to white clover plants.

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Introduced pests of pasture foliage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Alison Popay, published 24 Nov 2008