Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina fastuosa
Body length 5 to 6 mm. A stunning beetle which is usually metallic green with blue, red and gold banding.
On Dead-nettles and Hemp-nettles.
March to December.
Widespread, but quite local in Britain.
Local and infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 22 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015, but the Wigston Parva record of 7th May 2016 is the first VC55 record since 1989.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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