Skip to main content

WildBristol.uk - Discovering Wildlife in Bristol

Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae

Favourite Photos

image species author location uploaded taken select
Ragwort Flea Beetle Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae dylan Laundry Lane 16 Sep 2021, 12:40 p.m. 16 Sep 2021, 12:26 p.m.
Ragwort Flea Beetle Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae dylan Laundry Lane 16 Sep 2021, 12:40 p.m. 16 Sep 2021, 12:25 p.m.
Ragwort Flea Beetle Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae dylan Laundry Lane 16 Sep 2021, 12:40 p.m. 16 Sep 2021, 12:25 p.m.
Ragwort Flea Beetle Ragwort Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae dylan Laundry Lane 16 Sep 2021, 12:40 p.m. 16 Sep 2021, 12:26 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread and fairly frequent throughout the UK. Habitat includes: Anywhere where Ragworts (particularly Common Ragwort) grow such as gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards, grassland, meadows, roadside verges, wasteland, walls, scrub, marshes, quarries etc. Length: 2 - 4 mm. Other names include: Tansy Flea Beetle, Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle. Seen: All year round (peaks June to September). Life story: The female lays eggs on or near the ragwort. The larva emerges in about two weeks and burrows into the ground to feed on the roots.