Chrysolina banksi (Fabricius, 1775)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chrysolina > Chrysolina banksi

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Chrysolina banksi
Chrysolina banksi

Description

Size: 8.0-10.7mm
Basic colour: Metallic bronze
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Orange-brown to dark brown

Biology

Status: Widespread, especially in the south-west; usually coastal, can be locally common.
Habitat: Various open habitats, but also valley woodland.
Host plant: Various, especially ribwort plantain and a range of Lamiaceae, including mints.
Overwintering: Usually as larvae; also as adults in warmer locations.
Food: Leaves
Other notes: Similar to C. staphylaea, but larger. No metallic reflection. Elytral punctures sparse and random. Now more correctly known as C. banksii.

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