Mangold Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema concinna

    Description

    A small (2 to 2.5 mm) dark, shiny flea beetle. Bronze, coppery or dark green with elytral punctures in straight rows. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats sometimes associated with fields of Sugar Beet.

    When to see it

    Can be found in most months of the year peaking around April and May.

    Life History

    Feeds on various Polygonaceae and Chenopodiaceae; also Lesser Periwinkle, Yew and Birches. 

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 100 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map