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On the Ings near Fulford. A long stretch of the river Ouse through York is claimed to be the only location in Britain where the colourful Tansy beetle (Chrysolina graminis) is established. With fused elytra, they are unable to fly but will walk many metres. They have a conventional life cycle of overwintering in the soil, egg laying in spring, pupation during July with the adults emerging and feeding from July onwards.
Correction, Buglife in August 2014 reported another population being discovered at Woodwalton Fen, Cambs.

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03570

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03570

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03585

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03585

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03584

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03584

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03589

Tansy beetle Chrysolina graminis mating @ York riverside Fulford Ings 12 May 2016 © Paul Bartlett DSC03589

Tansy beetle (Chrysolina graminis)

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05033

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05033

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05039

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05039

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05040

York riverside by Millenium bridge 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05040

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05046

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05046

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05049

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05049

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05050

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05050

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05054

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05054

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05057

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05057

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05058

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05058

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05059

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05059

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05078

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05078

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05096

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05096

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05103

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05103

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05106

York riverside Fulford Ings 24 May 2015 © Paul Bartlett DSC05106

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