Mint Beetle

Chrysolina coerulans

Chrysolina coerulans is a leaf beetle that can occasionally be found on mint plants, and by some is considered a pest. The beetle is immune for the toxins expelled by the plant, likewise the beetle is unattractive for birds due to the bad taste.
Status: Unknown
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyChrysomelidae
GenusChrysolina
Species
Photographed in
Netherlands