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Metallic Green Beetles feeding on broad-leaved Dock.

Beetle, langlands
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Leaf Beetles - Photo (c) Brad Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
michael's ID: Leaf Beetles (Family Chrysomelidae)
Posted by michael over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Quite tricky. Possibly Gastrophysa viridula (feeding on rumex-species).

see following link (unfortunately only in German):

http://www.insektenbox.de/kaefer7.htm#blattka

Posted by michael over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Hi Michael I think you may be right, they do look very very similar - cheers for the link too - Chrysolina graminis is another that looks about right too from your link.
They're not an easy one to ID without a microscope I'd guess!

Posted by erikpaterson over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yes I agree. We should be satisfied just with "Chrysomelidae".
:)

Posted by michael over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Indeed! It's a step closer to a positive ID than I was half an hour ago so we're headed in the right direction! :D

Posted by erikpaterson over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Leaf Beetles - Photo (c) Brad Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
erikpaterson's ID: Leaf Beetles (Family Chrysomelidae)
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Green Dock-beetle - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
borisb's ID: Green Dock-beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)
Posted by borisb 7 months ago (Flag)
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Leaf Beetles - Photo (c) Brad Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
erikpaterson's ID: Leaf Beetles (Family Chrysomelidae)
Leaf Beetles - Photo (c) Brad Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Leaf Beetles (Family Chrysomelidae)
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Green Dock-beetle - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
borisb's ID: Green Dock-beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)
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