Psylliodes chrysocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)
Psylliodes Leaf Beetles have an ability to jump exceptionally well and are not possible to identify correctly from photographs. Commonly known as the Cabbage-stem Flea Beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala is found on various Brassicas. Probably widespread in Nottinghamshire, no doubt being under-recorded due to identification difficulties. The colour form shown below right, is uncommon in our experience.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Psylliodes chrysocephala
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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