Longitarsus atricillus (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus atricillus


Size: 2-2.5mm
Basic colour: Yellowish to reddish or brownish
Pattern colour: None, though elytral suture usually darkened
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour but with weak metallic sheen (also seen on the head)
Leg colour: As basic colour, hind femora darkened

Western Palaearctic


Status: Widespread and common. though it may have declined in some western parts e.g. SW Scotland.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various across several plant families
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots
Other notes: Adults parasitised by an unidentified nematode.

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