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24/04/2012 at 19:49

Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photo from my computer as it is not recognised as a valid file name.This is a bit frustating but I can describe it as a bit like a ladybird, red with black markings and was suckered on to a leaf. Hope you can help. 

24/04/2012 at 20:05

Can you load it by putting it on photobucket then onto here?-I fear this is going to be tricky otherwise.

24/04/2012 at 20:11

Lily beetle?

24/04/2012 at 20:13

Could be one of many different species. Google asparagus beetle, Red & Black Froghopper. Really need a photo. 

24/04/2012 at 20:17
daydaisy wrote (see)

Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photo from my computer as it is not recognised as a valid file name.This is a bit frustating but I can describe it as a bit like a ladybird, red with black markings and was suckered on to a leaf. Hope you can help. 

Sorry about the blip, Daisy...does this help?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1536&bih=

24/04/2012 at 20:21

Whoops...I brought up a great page of likely culprits with google images...but it's reverted to google home page.

24/04/2012 at 20:22

Daisy, not sure if this works any better than Frank's. I just googled read and black beetle UK. Hope you get a page full of photos to help you identify your insect.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=649&q=red+and+black+beetle+UK&gbv=2&oq=red+and+black+beetle+UK&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=img.3...11014.20062.0.20960.23.23.0.6.6.0.108.1380.16j1.17.0.-n4LnrxnxQY

24/04/2012 at 20:40

Twas me, Geoff, not Frank

I think yours was the same page.

24/04/2012 at 20:44

twas gold1locks not me David

24/04/2012 at 21:35

Whatever! 

24/04/2012 at 21:48

Ooooeer!!!

25/04/2012 at 14:54

It might be Pyrrhocoris apterus ( sorry, I don't know the English name for it ).

25/04/2012 at 17:30

Thanks for all your replies. Unfortunately I can't positively identify it but OH has helped me via photobucket to upload an image(hopefully!)  I spotted this last autumn by the way.

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff358/daydaisy-photos/strangebug.jpg

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