Longitarsus jacobaeae (Waterhouse, G.R., 1858)
Found on Ragwort, there seem to be few Nottinghamshire records of this small Flea Beetle. Longitarsus jacobaeae was already known historically from the Sherwood Forest area, before we recorded the one in the photographs at Sherwood Heath SSSI in early September 2017. There are several similar species that are found on Ragwort (Senecio sp) so identification is not easy without a specimen.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Longitarsus jacobaeae
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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