Mangold Flea Beetle - Chaetocnema concinna
A small (2 to 2.5 mm) dark, shiny flea beetle. Bronze, coppery or dark green with elytral punctures in straight rows.
Various habitats sometimes associated with fields of Sugar Beet.
Can be found in most months of the year peaking around April and May.
Feeds on various Polygonaceae and Chenopodiaceae; also Lesser Periwinkle, Yew and Birches.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 100 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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