Longitarsus aeneicollis (Faldermann, 1837)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus aeneicollis


Size: 1.8-2mm
Basic colour: Dusky yellowish to reddish, basal third of elytra usually faintly darkened.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: As basic colour, apical half of hind femora darkened.
Confusion species: Longitarsus nasturtii



Status: Scattered, mostly in England. Scarce (Notable B) and appears to have declined.
Habitat: Woodland; possibly also dry, open habitats and quarries.
Host plant: Various Boraginaceae, mulleins (Verbascum spp); also some Asteraceae and possibly other plants.
Overwintering: As adults and possibly immature stages.
Food: Adults on host leaves, larvae at roots of Boraginaceae

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