Longitarsus ganglbaueri Heikertinger, 1912

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Longitarsus > Longitarsus ganglbaueri


Size: 1.8-2.5mm
Basic colour: Yellowish to orange-brown
Pattern colour: Elytral suture darkened, usually as far as (or almost as far as) the tip, forming a broad, sometimes diffuse, stripe. Head dark brown to black.
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour, hind femora darkened.
Confusion species: Longitarsus gracilis
, Confusion species: Longitarsus suturellus

Palaearctic; introduced into North America.


Status: Widespread but scattered; not recorded from Wales. Scarce (Notable A)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Ragworts, Senecio spp.
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves; larvae probably at/on roots.
Other notes: Adults in USA found to be parasitised internally by larvae of an unidentified hymenopteran. Oblong and slightly flattened. Similar to L. gracilis var. poweri, but note different head colour.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)