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Anyone know what this is and whether I should be pleased to see it on my rose?

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,423
    *Bump* for any beetle experts  :)
    It's a pretty colour, whatever it is.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,578
    I'm not a beetle expert, but a quick scour of the internet hasn't told me about any blue beetles which are a pest of roses.  I suspect it may just have landed there from somewhere else...  there's a blue beetle which lives on fuchsias, and another which inhabits alder trees.  In addition there's now the blue mint beetle, newly arrived from the continent, I think, which eats mint (now there's a surprise!) but isn't considered a serious pest.  So unless someone (eg @wild edges) with better knowledge than mine thinks otherwise, I'd just admire it.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • LizaJLizaJ Posts: 51
    Thank you folks. It's a lovely colour.
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