Chrysolina oricalcia - Chrysolina oricalcia
The elytra are black and have a generally domed appearance, studded by tiny dimples.
Found in hedgerows, roadside verges and woodland rides, favouring umbellifer flowers such as Cow Parsley and Hogweed.
Around mid summer is the peak period of adult activity.
This species is fairly widespread but local throughout England, with most records coming from the south.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, although probably increasing in our area. There were a total of 9 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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