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I've read that this beetle likes yellow flowers.

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they like these!!! seems you read correct information...

very lovely photo...

from jane.

13 Aug, 2013


The beetles are a beautiful shade of green.
Do they, however, damage the plant?

20 Aug, 2013


Apparently they are leaf eaters, so yes. I'm not sure to what extents they damage them. They have a terrible long name, Cryptocephalus being the 1st. I won't bother you with the 2nd. It's a Leaf Beetle to you & me.

21 Aug, 2013


Cryptos. Cephalus. Hmmm...

23 Aug, 2013


That's The First Time I've Seen That Beetle. Amazing.

28 Sep, 2013


It's a bit large , is it indigenous ?
And what sort of leaves does it like , anyway ?

28 Sep, 2013


This pic was taken in July (Tresco gardens) when I holidayed in the Scilly Isles. The beetles were only about 1/4 -1/2inch in length.The Field Guide says they like Hawkweeds & other composites( daisy type flowers) especially yellow ones.It's a big family of metallic beetles of which there are many in Britain inc. this one. Thank-you for your interest.

29 Sep, 2013


They did one on Country -File last night ; it lives on the Tansey plant in the North East , Feve .

30 Sep, 2013


Yes, I saw that , Driad. It wasn't in the field guide tho' so I think it must be quite rare.

30 Sep, 2013

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