Large Flax Flea Beetle - Aphthona euphorbiae
This is a tiny (1.5 to 2 mm) black beetle with a greenish or bluish tinge. The elytra are finely punctate.
A pest of flax and linseed, the adults can also be found on the leaves of a range of other plants including apple and strawberry.
Spring and summer.
Larvae feed on the roots of plants such as flax and linseed, and can damage the plants.
Widespread and locally common in England.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 117 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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