Cryptocephalus labiatus


    A small (2 to 3 mm) shiny black leaf beetle with punctate elytra. Legs are yellowish, but with femora, tibiae and tarsi at least partly dark brown or black.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Found on a range of shrubs and trees.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland, but this may well be due to lack of targeted recording effort and the very small size of this rather inconspicuous beetle.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map