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Cottonwood Leaf Beetle


The Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta F.) is a native pest of cottonwood, hybrid poplar, and willow.




Chemical Control

Hosts and Damage

Biological Control

Life Cycle


Research: University of Minnesota Entomology Laboratory:

Management of cottonwood leaf beetle with a transplant soak and biorationals to conserve coccinellids

Comparison of standard (granular, drench) and novel (tablet, stick soak, root dip) imidacloprid treatments for cottonwood leaf beetle

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