30 Days Wild Pan-species Challenge: Day 9

Another leaf beetle!

I think I’ve had quite a few leaf beetles in this series because I tend to identify the most interesting or beautiful creatures first, and leaf beetles are a favourite of mine with their metallic sheen and rounded appearance.

Here it is, the Green Dock Beetle, Gastrophysa viridula:

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Green Dock Beetle

I think we can all agree that leaf beetles are up there with the best insects in the country.

I was really lucky that on the same Dock as I found this female (bulging with eggs) there were also males and many larvae.

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