Chrysolina staphylaea

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Size: 5.2-8.7mm
Basic colour: Red-brown, usually (but not always) with a weak metallic reflection.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour (may appear a little darker than elytra)
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Chrysolina banksi

Chrysolina cerealis

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Common name: 

Rainbow Leaf Beetle
Size: 7-8mm
Basic colour: Bands of metallic green, blue and gold/red
Pattern colour: Head, pronotum and elytra with bands of metallic green, blue and gold/red
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Bands of metallic green, blue and gold/red
Leg colour: Dark metallic greenish-bronze
Confusion species: Chrysolina americana

Only known from Snowdon and nearby montane grassland. There is a UK biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) page here.

Chrysolina americana

Size: 

6.7-8.1mm

Basic colour: 

Dark metallic green with metallic red markings

Pattern colour: 

Dark metallic green background; metallic red markings on pronotum, plus metallic red longitudinal stripes on elytra.

Leg colour: 

Red

Chrysolina americana

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: 

Rosemary Beetle
Size: 6.7-8.1mm
Basic colour: Dark metallic green with metallic red markings
Pattern colour: Dark metallic green background; metallic red markings on pronotum, plus metallic red longitudinal stripes on elytra.
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Dark metallic green with metallic red markings
Leg colour: Red
Confusion species: Chrysolina cerealis

Chrysolina polita

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Size: 5.9-8.6mm
Basic colour: Metallic green with red-brown/orange-brown elytra
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: Metallic green
Leg colour: Metallic green

Probably the commonest and most widespread British species of Chrysolina.

Size: 

5.8-9.4mm

Basic colour: 

Metallic purple

Pattern colour: 

None

Leg colour: 

Mostly as basic colour but tarsi paler orange-brown

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