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Unidentified small beetle

Observed: 27th September 2008 By: robertsona14robertsona14’s reputation in Invertebratesrobertsona14’s reputation in Invertebrates
Beetle, 5-6mm, NX995688 27.9.2008

5-6mm long beetle found on front door. Village location, surrounding habitats garden, farmland and saltmarsh.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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These beetles feed on the leaves of cereal crops, inclduing barley, oats and wheat (sometimes on wild grasses as well).

Entomologist and biological recorder

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arable feeders

Like several of the leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae), not that popular with farmers, and therefore one of those with a common name!