Longitarsus kutscherae (Rye, 1872)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus kutscherae


Size: 1.7-2.4mm
Basic colour: Yellowish to reddish or brownish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour, hind femora darkened
Confusion species: Longitarsus melanocephalus
, Confusion species: Longitarsus plantagomaritimus

Palaearctic (also Algeria)


Status: Widespread and locally common (scarce in Wales & Ireland, less common in Scotland)
Habitat: Various, mainly damp
Host plant: Plantains (Plantago spp.), occasionally on other plants.
Overwintering: As adults, and possibly larvae (as a teneral adult has been recorded in March)
Food: Adults on leaves (and possibly pollen), larvae at roots
Other notes: Dissection of genitalia needed for separation from L. melanocephalus & L. plantagomaritimus.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)