Phaedon tumidulus (Germar, 1824)
This small leaf beetle is not immediately colourful, but when seen in close up, proves to be quite attractively coloured. Phaedon tumidulus is a common species, the adults and larvae of which feed on various Umbelliferous plants. Plants can become so eaten that most of the leaf area is lost by late Summer. Common throughout most of Nottinghamshire, appearing from late May and early June onwards.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phaedon tumidulus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Jim Flanagan. Charlie Barnes. Richard Davidson. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2022

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