Chrysolina fastuosa (Scopoli, 1763)
Chrysolina fastuosa is a stunning beetle and a species which, despite some people telling us it's common, it certainly does'nt seem to be. Despite knowing of one site at Shelford in the Trent Valley where it can be found on White Dead-nettle (Lamium album) we searched everywhere we went for nearly two years, before finding numerous adults on Common Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) growing by the River Meden in early July 2011 and May 2012.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysolina fastuosa
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney.

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

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