Chrysolina hyperici (Forster, 1771)
A common species across the UK, Chrysolina hyperici is a beautifully coloured metallic beetle. The adults can be found wherever St John's Wort grows, eating the flowers and resting amongst the flower heads during the day. We found several of these in a sheltered part of Warsop Main Pit Top, where St John's Wort grows in very dry, stony conditions. Length around 6-7mm.
....
 
....
 
....
Larva on St John's Wort (Hypericum sp) photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top June 2010
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysolina hyperici
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (www.eakringbirds.com) . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version