Brown Mint Leaf Beetle

Chrysolina staphylaea


Over all length 5 - 9mm. A fairly large brown leaf beetle with a domed shape.


The adults can be found on their food plants which are several herbaceous plants, including Yarrow, Achilea millefolium and Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata,  normally in rough grassland and hedgerows.

Status and distribution

Uncommon but well distributed through much of Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but regular at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.