Anyone know what this is and whether I should be pleased to see it on my rose?
South West UK
*Bump* for any beetle experts
It's a pretty colour, whatever it is.
Scariff, County Clare, Ireland
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
) 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
Thank you folks. It's a lovely colour.