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Brown Mint Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina staphylaea 1e

Brown Mint Leaf Beetle - Chrysolina staphylaea. I think I have the ID right, but would welcome confirmation! Wide flattened border to sides of pronotum and smaller punctures than C. b£anksii (£ inserted in name to avoid search engines pulling up this picture for the wrong species). Red antennae rule out quite a lot of superficially similar species. Seen crossing a bridleway by a hedgerow and rough grass (chalk), Whiteshute Ridge, Winchester, Hampshire, UK, 6th May 2013.

 

OS Grid Ref: SU 466 275 (correction 2018)

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Taken on May 6, 2013