Villain wearing Versace  by lucycameron

Villain wearing Versace

This little yob comes in at number 4 in the Royal Horticultural Societies most wanted garden pest. They are thought to have arrived from Southern Europe probably on plants. They munch their way through aromatic herbs such as lavender and rosemary but to be honest I rather like them. The RHS suggests hand picking them off the bushes and stamping on them. I could never ever do that so these smart little fellows dressed in their metallic green and pink striped suits (at least in my garden) are here to stay.
Well everyone has to eat. Quite a handsome devil.
February 20th, 2021  
Beautiful capture! These bad bugs seem to find their way all over the world.
February 20th, 2021  
beautiful
February 20th, 2021  
It’s your inner Buddhist - if I’d known what it was I’d have squished it but I wouldn’t know so he’d be safe!
February 20th, 2021  
Oh wow he is a very stylish beetle...beautiful,outfit today Mr. Beetle! Fave.
February 20th, 2021  
Great capture
February 20th, 2021  
Great close up.
February 20th, 2021  
Amazing!
February 20th, 2021  
Wow - what a great closeup
February 20th, 2021  
Great close up. Super focus and lighting.
February 20th, 2021  
Wow. Never seen one of those before. Knowing the details I am afraid I'd be a squisher too. These imports really mess up the ecosystem.
February 20th, 2021  
Beautiful colors. I'd hand pick them and put them down somewhere else. Not effective, I imagine...
February 20th, 2021  
Looks too stylish to be troublesome
February 21st, 2021  
Super capture of the pesky little varmit!
February 21st, 2021  
Another beautiful macro however, here in Canada we have a similar type of bug that shows up in the heat. Extremely destructive to the garden. It will kill your plants in no time. We pick them off and put in soapy water. There can be hundreds in your garden at a time if you don't take control of them. Beautiful but destructive insect. The name that it is referred to is the Japanese beetle.
February 26th, 2021  
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