Chrysolina polita

    Description

    Length 6.5 to 8.5 mm. Conspicuous with its shiny red-chestnut elytra and dark metallic green pronotum.

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    Habitat

    Amongst the foliage of trees and bushes.

    When to see it

    March to October.

    Life History

    They generally overwinter as adults.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 109 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map