Observations in the Species: Chrysolina polita

Common Name: Knotgrass Leaf Beetle

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Beetle

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Location: Press Ln, Ashover, Derbyshire
Observed: 24th May 2016
Added: 3rd February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Unknown beetle

Tove Wetland PP 1023
By: Peter Warden
Location: Tove Wetlands Pocket Park
Observed: 24th May 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Beetle

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Location: Press Ln, Ashover, Derbyshire
Observed: 23rd June 2016
Added: 25th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 8mm

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ladybird sized beetles... ?

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Location: Macclesfield Canal - Adlington, Cheshire
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 14th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

A pair of copulating beetles on a grass stalk by water. At first glance I thought they were ladybirds - the shape was similar - but closer up I could see the unmarked, copper-red elytra while the legs, head, pronotum and legs appear a metallic gold-green. A search gave a possible candidate as Agonum Sexpunctatum, but the elytra were very smooth and oval, and did not appear grooved at all...

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Beetle

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Location: Stalbridge
Observed: 4th June 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Unidentified beetle

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By: Peter Warden
Location: Greens Norton Pocket Park
Observed: 10th May 2012
Added: 19th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Shiny red beetle

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Location: St Dogmaels, North Pembs
Observed: 31st July 2015
Added: 21st August 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Round ladybird-like shape, wing-casings bright shiny red. Female aprrox 1cm in length; male smaller.

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Bug

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Location: Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve
Observed: 12th July 2015
Added: 13th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

2mm grid

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Chrysolina polita

Chrysolina polita
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Location: Cove Hill, Devon
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 7th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

about 10mms

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Irridescent Beetle

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Location: Press Ln, Ashover, Derbyshire
Observed: 27th May 2015
Added: 27th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

A bit larger than a ladybird, gold coloured.

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Green and Red Beetle

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Location: Lag Wood
Observed: 11th May 2015
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Among bramble and tall herb stands on woodland - meadow margin

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beetle on willow pollard

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By: enrich
Location: Severn Vale area, UK
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

7 mm bronze beetle with greener head found on willow pollard

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Leaf beetle on coastal Thyme carpet

Gravid female Red poplar beetle (Chrysomela populi) walking, Cornwall, UK, June.
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Location: Widemouth Bay
Observed: 19th June 2014
Added: 6th November 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

Leaf beetle with Rufous brown elytra and metallic green body head and legs.

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Brown and metallic leaf beetle

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By: Benny_wood
Black Country and Staffordshire Naturalists
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Location: A44, Worcester
Observed: 7th June 2014
Added: 21st September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Skomer 082

Skomer 082
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Location: 5, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Observed: 25th June 2014
Added: 16th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Possibly a leaf beetle.

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Chrysolina polita

Chrysolina polita (2)
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Location: 9, South Downs National Park
Observed: 6th June 2014
Added: 7th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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By: e-grumps
Location: B7052, D & G
Observed: 29th May 2014
Added: 31st May 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Beetle

Beetle 10.5.14.Anton Lakes
By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Location: Anton Lakes,Andover
Observed: 10th May 2014
Added: 25th May 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bourtreehill103

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Location: Bourtreehill Estate
Observed: 18th May 2014
Added: 19th May 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Red Metallic Beetle

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By: kate-w29
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Location: A5, Shropshire
Observed: 5th May 2014
Added: 5th May 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Small red metallic beetle
Active on nettles

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Location: Ty-Brith
Observed: 30th April 2014
Added: 30th April 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Beetle

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By: BBrown
Location: B4304, Llanelli
Observed: 6th July 2013
Added: 11th January 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Shewalton Beetle (10)

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Location: Shewalton Rd, North Ayrshire
Observed: 9th September 2013
Added: 10th September 2013
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Found in some abundance on a mint plant in Shewalton Woods, near Irvine, North Ayrshire. Reminiscent of a Ladybird in shape, but significantly larger than the common varieties. I have never seen a similar beetle before.

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Beetle

Beetle
By: Caterpillar
Location: Cumbria
Observed: 25th May 2013
Added: 22nd July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Less than 1 inch long.

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Beetle approx 6mm

Beetle approx 6mm
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Location: Llangollen, Clwyd
Observed: 18th June 2013
Added: 18th June 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Garden Chafers Mating

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Location: 46, Herefordshire
Observed: 3rd June 2013
Added: 3rd June 2013
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Coleoptera (Chrysolina polita)

Coleoptera Chrysolina polita
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Location: Upper Witham
Observed: 26th September 2008
Added: 18th January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Knotgrass Leaf Beetle

Knotgrass Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina polita) 5.7.12.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass
By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Location: Rooksbury Mill LNR, Andover
Observed: 5th July 2012
Added: 6th July 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Someone identified this for me before and I think its the same - a knotgrass leaf beetle. The reserve seems to have only the occasional one of these mixed in with mint leaf beetles

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unknown beetles

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Location: mid devon
Observed: 1st July 2012
Added: 6th July 2012
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

on mint about 10-12mms

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red beetle

two beetles
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Location: Brown Moss, Shropshire
Observed: 18th June 2012
Added: 19th June 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

dark chestnut/bronze body, green head

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Species with which Knotgrass Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina polita) interacts