Aphthona nonstriata

Authority: 

(Goeze, 1777)
Size: 2.6-2.8mm
Basic colour: Bright metallic blue, sometimes dark green or dark brassy/bronze, rarely almost black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Mostly as basic colour, hing femora red-brown to dark brown, sometimes darker apically.

Clytra quadripunctata

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Size: 7.4-9.5mm
Basic colour: Black and yellowish-red
Pattern colour: 2 black spots on each yellowish-red elytron; the rear spot larger and may appear to be formed of two fused spots.
Number of spots: 2 on each elytron
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Black
Confusion species: Clytra laeviuscula

Lilioceris lilii

Authority: 

(Scopoli, 1763)

Common name: 

Lily Beetle
Size: 6-8mm
Basic colour: Head legs and body black, pronotum and elytra red.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Red
Leg colour: Black

First recorded in Britain in 1839, expanded its range especially since the 1980s. Widely regarded as a garden pest. See the Lily Beetle Survey here.

Aphthona melancholica

Authority: 

Weise, 1888
Size: 2.3-2.5mm (possibly from 1.8mm)
Basic colour: Shiny black, sometimes dark blue.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Yellow (see 'other notes' below).

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