About 3mm long, on trunk of an Oak at the edge of degraded heathland. Grateful for any thoughts on ID.
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I know nothing about tiny beetles like these, but it resembles pretty well the Turnip Flea, Phyllotreta nemorum, in Chinery. Is that likely?
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Enlarged hind femora enabling jumping . Its black elytra are marked with broad straw yellow stripes as point out resembles P. undulata A Pest of brassicas - turnips, the adults feeding mainly on seedlings, being a leaf beetle Chrysomelidae . The only sure way to get an absolute ID is likely genital confirmation it is on chance alone likely to be Phyllotreta nemorum There is an execellent shot here
I often see them on a known farm field
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Thanks to all for for the IDs and comments. A Flea beetle, Phyllotreta, is good enough for me. A new one for me and an attractive little beetle.
If it's relevant, it was in a hedgerow with heathland on one side, but a large expanse of polytunnels growing vegetables on the other side.
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