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Rosemary Beetle

Observed: 14th March 2010 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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IMG 2236
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Description:

Several seen in back garden in Shrewsbury. Additional better photo from another Shropshire site added later (from June 2005)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rosemary Beetle (Chrysolina americana) interacts

Comments

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expanding range

I see from the NBN map (click on link above) that this attractive beetle really has spread quickly through large parts of the UK, having first been found in London in 2000. Haven't found it in my garden yet though!

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expanding range

I first found this in Shropshire in 2005 and have only seen it in 2 places. It breeds in one place in Shrewsbury.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
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