Identify little beetle please.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390
edited 12 May in Wildlife gardening
Saw this little beetle on my Oleander.
About 1cm long and a lovely petrol blue (colour does not show up well in the photo though).

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,058
    Don't know, but do know that there over a million known insect species and more than one third of those are beetles!
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390
    Think it may be a Blue Mint Leaf beetle after a bit of Googling.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 1,905
    Think it may be a Blue Mint Leaf beetle after a bit of Googling.
    Does look like it. Lovely looking critter IMHO.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 268
    There were a lot of big insects that looked like beetles flying around in our garden after dark tonight. Making an awful lot of noise  like little helicopters. What could they be?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390
    There were a lot of big insects that looked like beetles flying around in our garden after dark tonight. Making an awful lot of noise  like little helicopters. What could they be?
    Possibly May Bugs (Cockchafer)?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,058
    There were a lot of big insects that looked like beetles flying around in our garden after dark tonight. Making an awful lot of noise  like little helicopters. What could they be?
    Possibly May Bugs (Cockchafer)?
    Almost certainly, it's that time of year again, little flying tanks.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,848
    Think it may be a Blue Mint Leaf beetle after a bit of Googling.
    Did it taste minty?
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 165
    Hmm the romance certainly isn't dead in my garden.  Looks like they had a little meal first too 😳
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,058
    At junior school they'd have told us they were playing piggybacks :)
  • devonsuedevonsue Posts: 2
    edited 13 May
    Burtsnest. They look like red lily beetles. They will eat the lily flower buds. Need to get them off your lilies.
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