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Added: 18th June 2013 Description:
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
Confidence: It might be this.
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: What plants where nearby may be hard to get to species without further anatomical features or detail
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Proportions of the elytra rather different from Chrysolina - narrower and more parallel-sided. Rather fine antennae. Head rather tucked under (hidden, in fact). Its also doing what these species mostly do - sitting around in flowers. The pronotum (thorax) should be finely punctured in these species, and this feature is not shown on the photograph, which is the only reason I've backed off from "I'm as sure as I can be". To all intents and purposes we can forget about C. hypochaeridis - it is rare and very hard to identify. In my area C. aureolus is confined to the downs.
No interactions present.
Other observations of
Leaf beetle ( Chrysolina)