Chrysolina polita - a leaf beetle

Chrysolina polita - a leaf beetle

Observation - Chrysolina polita - a leaf beetle. Description: Beetle, about 9mm long, with metallic green head and legs, chestnut wing cases and bronzy pronotum. Found on a patch of Water Mint growing on the bank of a stream. I've only found one here once but there are often plenty of Mint Beetles. Scale in mm.

Beetle, about 9mm long, with metallic green head and legs, chestnut wing cases and bronzy pronotum. Found on a patch of Water Mint growing on the bank of a stream. I've only found one here once but there are often plenty of Mint Beetles. Scale in mm.