Gastrophysa polygoni - Gastrophysa polygoni
This is a small and colourful leaf beetle, no more than 5mm in length, with metallic green wing cases and head, whilst the thorax is orange.
Found around its host plants.
Spring and summer.
Associated with plants of the Polygonum genus, including bistorts, knotweeds, and knotgrass.
Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 35 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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