Longitarsus suturellus (Duftschmid, 1825)
Longitarsus suturellus is just one of several similarly marked/coloured Flea Beetles, commonly found on Ragwort (Senecio sp) and another species for which there seem to be few Nottinghamshire records. The one in the photographs below, was one of several swept from Ragwort growing in a grassy section of heathland at Sherwood Heath SSSI in September 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Longitarsus suturellus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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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