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Apr 25, 2011 10:54 PM

Beetle/ladybird ID needed please.

This little fella was found on our lavender in West Sussex.  Any ideas?
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    Apr 26, 2011 7:38 AM (in response to balky)
    Re: Beetle/ladybird ID needed please.
    That's a Rosemary Leaf Beetle, Chrysolina americana.  It's a recent introduction to the UK and originates from the Mediterranean.  It can occur in some numbers on a range of herbs such as lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage, but doesn't do much damage.  Apparently they are now common in the south - a friend of mine has also seen them here in Cheshire although I've not seen one yet.
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