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.
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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. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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Updated January 2016

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