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Observed: 23rd March 2011 By: GinaMartin
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) interacts

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GinaMartin's picture

I was thinking either Green

I was thinking either Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) or Mint Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina herbacea). How would you identify between the two?

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Beetle

Hi

I also considered Mint leaf beetle but, as I have observed Green dock beetle and not (knowingly) seen Mint leaf beetle, I opted for it as an id to get the debate going. Looking at Chinery (the only beetle reference I have) the front of the pronotum is more rounded and the legs appear to be darker in Green dock beetle. Where you found it will also give a clue.

Hopefully an expert will now let us know how to separate the two (if it is possible from a photograph).

Keith