Horsetail Flea Beetle - Hippuriphila modeeri
This is a tiny (around 3 mm) flea beetle. Its dark brown punctate elytra become more golden at the rear.
Damp places where horsetails are present.
Peak time is spring and summer.
Strongly associated with horsetails.
Frequent and widespread in Britain.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 10 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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