Longitarsus rubiginosus (Foudras, 1860)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus rubiginosus


Size: 2-2.5mm
Basic colour: Usually dusky yellow, sometimes rust-red to blackish-brown.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Palaearctic, including Morocco; introduced into Canada.


Status: Widespread and fairly common in England, the Welsh coast and southern Scotland; old records from western Ireland.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Usually on bindweeds (Convolvulaceae)
Overwintering: As eggs, possibly also larvae and adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots

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