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Chrysolina americana On Rosemary in a garden in France Chrysolina,Chrysolina americana,Chrysomelidae,Chrysomelinae,Coleoptera,Rosemary beetle,invasive species,nl: Rozemarijngoudhaan Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Nice beetle. This is the most spectacularly colored beetle in the genus. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yes, true little jewels those, and no problem to share some of our Rosemary with this little foreign intruder ;o) Hard to do them right on a photo with all the iridescence that changes the appearance from every angle (of lighting). Chrysolina cerealis is fairly similar, but not quite so shiny/iridescent I think (never seen one) and there are a few candidates is Oreina which is sometimes disputed as a valid genus viz Chrysolina, but this one is all the way up there :o) Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    2. Arp had me fooled from the thumbnail, I was convinced this was one of yours :) Posted 5 years ago
      1. I take that as a compliment - thanks Ferdy :o) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Today's Facebook post:

    The rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana) is a pest with a taste for aromatic herbs in the Lamiaceae family. This spectacular beauty is originally from southern Europe and northern Africa. But, it has spread to England, Scotland, and Ireland, where it’s chewing its way through many culinary favorites, such as rosemary, lavender, and thyme. Control is not always required, unless infestations get large. This is especially true because the pesticides used to kill the beetles would render the herbs inedible. The best, albeit tedious, way to control minor infestations is to simply pick the beetles and their slug-like larvae off the plants. {Spotted in France by JungleDragon moderator, Pudding4brains} #JungleDragon #Rosemarybeetle #Chrysolinaamericana

    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Ahw, thanks Christine! :o) Posted 2 years ago
      1. You're welcome, Arp :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Great finding :-) Posted one year ago
  4. Cracking image. Posted one year ago

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Chrysolina americana, common name rosemary beetle, is a species of beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 21, 2017.