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12/06/2014 at 16:25

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. 

12/06/2014 at 16:28

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. 

12/06/2014 at 16:43

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. 

12/06/2014 at 22:57

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? 

13/06/2014 at 12:27

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

13/06/2014 at 21:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49275.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 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.

13/06/2014 at 21:28

Aren't they beautiful? 

15/06/2014 at 13:26

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

15/06/2014 at 13:31

They look exotic enough to be baccarat! 

15/06/2014 at 13:34

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