Posted: 29/05/2016 at 16:06
In the space of ten minutes, I have just discovered possibly the biggest slug in the world in my garden, then I was clearing out some old compost, I came across loads of caterpillars/larvae, and THEN I looked up as I heard this deep buzzing sound, to see a huge flying metallic green beetle!! I stepped inside and pulled the patio door closed and took some pics - think it's a figeater beetle? Never even heard of this before - amazing!!
Anyway, any ideas what these little chaps are? They are quite chunky chaps, about an inch long and at least 5mm wide.
And here's the beetle on my tomato plants...
It looked like something out of Transformers!!
Apologies for the poor pics, I had the caterpillars in one hand as I was about to take the first pic, and trying to take the photo of the beetle with my other hand!!
Last edited: 29 May 2016 16:07:24