Chrysolina oricalcia (Lode)

Description
The elytra are black and have a generally domed appearance, studded by tiny dimples.
Habitat
Found in hedgerows, roadside verges and woodland rides, favouring umbellifer flowers such as Cow Parsley and Hogweed.
When to see it
Around mid summer is the peak period of adult activity.
UK Status
This species is fairly widespread but local throughout England, with most records coming from the south.

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