Chaetocnema concinna (Marsham, 1802)
Chaetocnema concina is a small leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) with at least two common names, giving an indication as to its habitat preference. Also known as the Beet Flea Beetle, or the Mangel Flea Beetle, it might not be surprising to learn that it occurs around fields of Sugar Beet. In the case of the one illustrated here, it was actually an extremely confiding individual, found on the trunk of a Beech in woodland near Redbrick House near Market Warsop in late November 2014. The wood was next to an un-harvested field of Sugar Beet.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chaetocnema concinna
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2016

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