Chrysolina polita – Bury Ditches Hill fort Clun

Description
Length 6.5 to 8.5 mm. Conspicuous with its shiny red-chestnut elytra and dark metallic green pronotum.
Habitat
Amongst the foliage of trees and bushes.
When to see it
March to October.
Life History
They generally overwinter as adults.
UK Status
Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
VC55 Status
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 109 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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