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:
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.