Longitarsus exoletus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus exoletus


Size: 2.3-3.2mm
Basic colour: Yellowish to reddish-brownish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour but usually a little darker than the elytra
Leg colour: As basic colour, hind femora darkened

Western Palaearctic (subspecies megaloleucus in North Africa).


Status: Widespread and locally common
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Boraginaceae
Overwintering: As larvae
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots
Other notes: Wing development variable - most have reduced wings, some are vestigial, others fully winged.

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