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

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  1. Nice beetle. This is the most spectacularly colored beetle in the genus. Posted one year 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 one year ago, modified one year ago
    2. Arp had me fooled from the thumbnail, I was convinced this was one of yours :) Posted one year ago
      1. I take that as a compliment - thanks Ferdy :o) 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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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 21, 2017.