Longitarsus lycopi (Foudras, 1860)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus lycopi


Size: 1.5-1.9mm
Basic colour: Elytra yellowish
Pattern colour: None, head usually blackish
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Yellowish to reddish or brownish
Leg colour: As basic colour, hind femora darkened

Palaearctic, including the Middle East, North Africa and Chad.


Status: Mostly in southern England, but old records from the Outer Hebrides and Cumbria; Scarce (Notable B)
Habitat: Marshes, calcareous grassland, woodland clearings, forests, commons and next to water (still and flowing)
Host plant: Various Lamiaceae
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots.

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