(Golden or Yellow) Flea beetle-Aphtona dulitipes

Most common in Africa, especially in area's with dry spells

 

 

 

Leaf damage by beetle, root damage by larvae

Cypermethrin, Imidacloprid. Do not use during flowering, because it is highly toxic to bees. 

NOTE: THE USE OF ANY RECOMMENDED TREATMENT ON THIS PAGE IS ON USERS OWN RISK AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED FOLLOWING LOCAL LAW AND REGISTRATION. (Actually this is a big problem, since no pest- or fungicides are being specifically registered  for Jatropha. Jatropha as a crop is simply too new and only recently got the interest from pesticide manufacturers)