Horsetail Flea Beetle - Hippuriphila modeeri

    Description

    This is a tiny (around 3 mm) flea beetle. Its dark brown punctate elytra become more golden at the rear.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damp places where horsetails are present.

    When to see it

    Peak time is spring and summer.

    Life History

    Strongly associated with horsetails.

    UK Status

    Frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 10 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map