Beetle approx. 8-10 mm long. It looks like a Chrysolina but if it is, which one?
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Do you have a dorsal photo?
Only front and side shots. I was practicing my focussing skills on my new camera!
I had thought of C. Banksi but I have no keys for terrestrial beetles. Thanks for the ID.
No problem :) As it happens, I've written a Chrysomelid key - it's only a test draft (and so needs to be used with caution, as I'm currently rewriting it) but may be of help in the meantime - I think it can still be downloaded here:
Thanks for the link. I have downloaded the key and will use it next time I have a suitable subject.
Lat/Lng: 50.204463308185, -5.4141086339951
OS grid ref: SW564394