Longitarsus flavicornis (Stephens, 1831)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus flavicornis


Size: 2.5-3mm
Basic colour: Pale orange to reddish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Longitarsus jacobaeae

SW Palaearctic


Status: Common and widespread south of a line from the Mersey to the Humber estuaries. One old Irish record from Galway.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Ragworts Senecio spp.
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves (especially young rosettes), larvae at roots.
Other notes: Separation from L. jacobaeae requires dissection of the aedeagus

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