Mint Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina herbacea
Up to 10 mm long. The whole body is an iridescent green colour and peppered with tiny indentations.
Nearly always found on mint.
Peak time seems to be August and September.
Both the larvae and the adult beetles feed on mint.
Found mainly in the south and up to the Midlands of England and Wales. A few sightings in Scotland.
Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in our area until 2016.
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