Longitarsus flavicornis


    A small 2.5 to 3 mm pale orange to reddish flea beetle.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Ragworts (Senecio species).

    When to see it

    March to early November.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread south of a line from the Mersey to the Humber estuaries.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland which are on the northern edge of its range. The Sapcote specimen of 23 October 2015 is believed to be the first record of this species in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map