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Scarlet beetle

Chrysolina grossa

Description:

Chrysolina grossa is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae. Head and pronotum show metallic blue-green colours, while elytra are bright red. It can be distinguished from Chrysomela populi for its longer antennae and wider pronotum. It feeds on wild plants of the Lamiaceae species. It is mainly found in France, Italy, Spain and former Yugoslavia.

Habitat:

France, Italy, Spain and former Yugoslavia.

1 Comment

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Lovely photos.

Ruby Rausch
Spotted by
Ruby Rausch

LOM, Italy

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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