Chrysolina polita

Description

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

Identification difficulty
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map