08/07/2012 at 20:50
So pleased to identify this lovely beetle from my brief description typed into google!
Discovered them on my Lavender bush this evening when coming back from my evening stroll with my two cats. The nightly walks always throw up something interesting but I was especially happy to see something new to me.
Not worried about them having a chomp as the bush is very large and at least they are prettier than the darned slugs. I live in Poulton-Le-Fylde near Blackpool, so don't know if they are common round here.