Beetle ID

I came in from the garden last evening and there was a olive green beetle that looked like a knights shield. Not sure if it was friend or foe, gave it the benefit of doubt and put it outside. Looked an interesting fellow, it was properly about 15mm in length might be a tat smaller. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,799

    One of the Shield Bugs - well named aren't they?  Lots of info & pics here  http://www.gardensafari.net/english/shieldbugs.htm 

    they won't harm your garden. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 7,091

    Yes they are beautiful creatures. I've seen several green ones and a metallic silvery grey too. They don't seem to be afraid of contact With you either. 

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    They are so lovely aren't they?  We've got some lovely brilliant green ones and some silvery ones too - what wonderful things nature does huh? 

  • Thanks Dove for that link. I have never seen one before, I will certainly be looking for somemoreimage

  • Gillian53Gillian53 Posts: 112

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     These must be some sort of Shield Bug. The triangles on their backs were really golden which hasn't quite come across on my phone photo. Beautiful couple.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,799

    Aren't they beautiful? image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    I think they're Sloe bugs, Dolycoris baccarat, amazing looking creatures. Sorry I hate spell check sometimes, that should be baccarum

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,799

    They look exotic enough to be baccarat! image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

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