Chrysolina varians

    Description

    Size 4 to 6 mm. A variable leaf beetle, usually reddish or greenish bronze in colour with finely punctate elytra.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with St John’s-wort

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 5 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map