Phyllotreta nigripes (Fabricius, 1775) 
Either uncommon or probably just much under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, Phyllotreta nigripes (sometimes known as the Turnip Flea Beetle) is common in parts of the southern UK, south of a line running from the Humber Estuary to the River Mersey. The adults feed on both wild and cultivated Brassicas, but the one illustrated, was found by beating the flower spikes of Reseda lutea at Warsop Main Pit Top in August 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllotreta nigripes 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.  Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Charlie Barnes.

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Updated January 2022

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