Chrysolina herbacea

Authority: 

(Duftschmid, 1825)

Common name: 

Mint Leaf Beetle
Size: 7-11mm
Basic colour: Metallic bright green, sometimes with a gold-purple reflection; varies to golden-red to deep blue.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Chrysolina graminis

Chrysolina graminis

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: 

Tansy Leaf Beetle
Size: 7.7-10.5mm
Basic colour: Metallic bright green
Pattern colour: Suture metallic blue or blue-green and darker than the elytra.
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Chrysolina herbacea

Chrysolina fastuosa

Authority: 

(Scopoli, 1763)
Size: 4.8-7.0mm
Basic colour: Elytra metallic green (sometimes metallic bronze) with blue suture and usuallu with a reddish or golden longitudinal stripe.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Chrysolina hyperici

Authority: 

(Forster, 1771)
Size: 5.0-7.3mm
Basic colour: Dark metallic green or bronze, sometimes reddish, blue-black or almost black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Chrysolina brunsvicensis

Chrysolina brunsvicensis

Authority: 

(Gravenhorst, 1807)
Size: 5.3-6.3mm
Basic colour: Coppery-red with a brassy reflection.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Metallic green
Confusion species: Chrysolina hyperici

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