Longitarsus anchusae (Paykull, 1799)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus anchusae

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Longitarsus anchusae

Description

Size: 1.5-2.4mm
Basic colour: Shiny black
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Longitarsus luridus

Western Palaearctic

Biology

Status: Widely scattered in England, small numbers of old records from Scotland and Ireland, none from Wales. Scarce (Notable B); appears to have contracted from a range that extended further north (including Cumbria and Scotland).
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Boraginaceae
Overwintering: Probably as adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots
Other notes: Similar to the dark form of L. luridus

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