|Flea beetle - Kuschelina gibbitarsa - 1/5 inch (5mm)|
|K. gibbitarsa larva - Nature in the Ozarks CC|
The leaf beetle family (Chrysomelidae) is huge with 37,000 species identified. You would not want to host a family reunion in your backyard as they are strictly herbivorous both as adults and larvae and have diverse appetites. They tend to eat small holes in leaves which may coalesce into larger holes. Some species of larva may also eat the roots.
|Pigweed flea beetle, Disonycha glabrata|
|Shining blue star|
Plant native species and bring the food web into your backyard.