Chrysolina polita - Chrysolina polita
Length 6.5 to 8.5 mm. Conspicuous with its shiny red-chestnut elytra and dark metallic green pronotum.
Amongst the foliage of trees and bushes.
March to October.
They generally overwinter as adults.
Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 109 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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