Crepidodera fulvicornis


Length: 2.3-3.5mm. Upperside bright metallic green, with blue or coppery tones at the edges. As with other 'flea' beetles it has swollen hind legs which allow it to jump strongly when threatened. All Crepidodera have two short furrows on the pronotum, connected with a transverse groove. This species has a pronotum with sinuate sides at the base and coarse punctures in the centre. The antennae are pale at the base and darken apically but without a clear-cut transition.

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Crepidodera fulvicornis has the following characteristics:

  • Pronotum with a pair of latero-basal furrows, connected with a transverse impression
  • Regular elytral punctures in rows
  • Upperside all metallic green (bluish edge tones)
  • Antennae pale at the base, graduating darker apically
  • Pronotum slightly sinuate with deep coarse punctures.

Willows and other deciduous trees.

When to see it

Summer into autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 66 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
23/06/1979 (Don Goddard)
Last record:
12/05/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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