Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae
This beetle is light golden brown in colour and between 2 and 4 mm long. It has enlarged femurs typical of flea beetles.
Feeds on the leaves of Ragwort, particularly Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).
All year round peaking June to September.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 26 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015