Small Striped Flea Beetle - Phyllotreta undulata

    Description

    A tiny beetle, which measures little more than about 1.5 mm. Its black elytra are marked with broad straw yellow longitudinal stripes. It is similar to Phyllotreta nemorum and detailed examination is necessary to be certain of the species.

    Similar Species

    Phyllotreta nemorum

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Their preferred host plants are Brassicas.

    When to see it

    All year round, but mainly in the summer months.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 60 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map