Does anyone recognise these insects?
Hi, I found these insects in my garden. I think the beetle might be a leaf beetle but I’m not sure about the black caterpillar type creature. The beetle is only about 0.5cm long and is quite hard. The caterpillar creature looks large in the photo but is only about 1cm long and about 0.1cm thick. My poplar tree leaves were shredded last year but I was late in the season spotting the damage and I noticed these metallic beetles on some mint. This year I’ve removed about 12 beetles and 3 of the little black caterpillar type creatures from my poplar tree. Can anyone identify or confirm? Thanks.