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Tansy or Mint ?

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: SimonSSimonS’s reputation in InvertebratesSimonS’s reputation in InvertebratesSimonS’s reputation in Invertebrates

Habitat chalk grassland (not tightly cropped) - I was in fact photographing orchids. I have added a further pic. & can see that i.d. of Cryptocephalus is most probable. Thank-you Richard D & Wildlife R for your help

  • Tansy or Mint Beetle
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    Leaf beetle (Chrysolina)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
  • a leaf beetle (Cryptocephalus aureolus/hypochaeridis)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I cant see the colour or segmentation of the antenna legs or other features but it is of the genus Chrysolina a Leaf Beetle


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