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 an extremely 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. This is a small member of the Chrysomelidae group of leaf beetles, with an average length of around 3-4mm. This beetle is common throughout the Eakring area, appearing from late May and early June onwards.
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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.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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