Chrysolina oricalcia

Description

The elytra are black and have a generally domed appearance, studded by tiny dimples.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in hedgerows, roadside verges and woodland rides, favouring umbellifer flowers such as Cow Parsley and Hogweed.

When to see it

Around mid summer is the peak period of adult activity.

UK Status

This species is fairly widespread but local throughout England, with most records coming from the south.

VC55 Status

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.

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Chrysomelidae
Records on NatureSpot:
13
First record:
01/06/2009 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
20/06/2024 (Pugh, Dylan)

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