Crepidodera aurata (Marsham, 1802)
A very small leaf beetle, with the ability to jump and disappear when approached. Crepidodera aurata is one of a group of leaf beetles known as flea beetles, because of their undoubted jumping ability. It is regular on vegetation at Eakring Flash, but this one was found at Sherwood Forest CP, and seems to be the first record for the site. Photographed in May 2009 and July 2011. Length around 3mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Crepidodera aurata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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