Hippuriphila modeeri (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Hippuriphila > Hippuriphila modeeri

Common name: 

Horsetail Flea Beetle


Size: 1.8-2.5mm
Basic colour: Dark brown to blackish of deep bronze
Pattern colour: Tips of elytra yellowish-brownish
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Red-brown, hind femore darkened.



Status: Widespread (no recent records from Ireland)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Horsetails (Equisetum spp)
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss and grass tussocks
Food: Adults on leaves and stems, larvae on young stems (not on roots)

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