Longitarsus agilis (Rye, 1868)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus agilis


Size: 2.5-3mm
Basic colour: Pale yellow-brown
Pattern colour: Usually none but sometimes elytral suture partly narrowly reddened (especially towards the rear), sometimes with a variably sized bold black stripe; elytra sometimes weakly darkened with weakly linear marks near the front and sides.
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour with hind femora black, sometimes brown.
Confusion species: Longitarsus rutilus

SW Palaearctic


Status: Scarce (Notable A); all records from England south of the Wash
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Figworts Scrophularia spp., sometimes on mulleins Verbascum spp.
Overwintering: As adults and possibly larvae
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots.

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