Claremontia brevicornis

The head is black and glossy but with small tubercles. The second antennal segment is noticeably wider than long. The thorax is also black and the mesopleura are sparsely clothes with tubercles. The abdomen is also black. The legs are variable being mostly black. The wings are strongly infuscated.

Claremontia brevicornis larvae feed on strawberry plants and creeping cinquefoil.

Jump to other Claremontia species

Size: 5.0 - 6.5mm

Status: Unknown

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Potentilla reptans and Fragaria spp.(creeping cinquefoil and strawberries)


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