Chrysolina brunsvicensis (Gravenhorst, 1807)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chrysolina > Chrysolina brunsvicensis


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


Status: Widespread in England and Wales.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Usually St.John's-worts (Hypericum); occasionally others such as ragworts, though probably accidentally.
Overwintering: Unknown location, but adults do overwinter.
Food: Leaves of St.John's-worts (Hypericum)
Other notes: Head metallic green. An alternative colour form is entirely golden-green and may appear quite dark. Pronotum and elytral interstices coarsely punctured and shiny. Elytral punctures form fairly faint, sometimes partly irregular, striae among the smaller interstitial punctures.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)