Neocrepidodera transversa

Description

The genus is identified by the transverse furrow across the pronotum. This is an orangey brown flea beetle. 

Similar Species

N. transversa is distinguished from the similar N. ferruginea by having the elytral pores in ragged lines (compared with the neat, straight lines of ferruginea).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

These beetles are associated with Thistles and sometimes with Meadowsweet.

Life History

The larvae graze on Thistles.

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 46 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map