Anyone know this gorgeous shiny green beetle. He is a good 2inches long and brighter thsn the pic?
Oil Beetle I think Lyn.
Some of them are now very rare and several thought to be extinct in the UK, so worth getting it properly identified - try here:
Yes, thats him Bob, he's beautiful and what an unusual reproductive system.
Wow! I wish I'd found him!
The Mediterranean oil beetle - olive?
I never crushed him to see what oil came out Pansy. I just used rapeseed oil tonight.
I have reported him to the buglife site.
I'd never even heard of an oil beetle Lyn, what a lovely sight
Oh cool, have not seen one for years!