The beautiful insects featured below all live in my garden. We exist in parallel worlds in harmony just hoping our paths rarely cross (well I do)!! My garden is a haven for various insects where my plants and vegetables provide sustenance equal to a three-star Michelin restaurant!
I would love to identify them…please can anyone help?
7/11/2010 Val from Northern Portugal has kindly identified these.
I have seen several of these colourful beetles in my garden this year.
7/11/2010 Val from Northern Portugal has kindly identified this bug as a
Graphosoma Italicum also known as a Shield Bug
This beetle was huge! I just had to persuade it to walk over the euro coin while I took its photo to give some indication as to its size. Later I found it wriggling on its back, covered in ants, and unable to escape. I rescued it and set it on its way. Lucky beetle!
This little critter was taking a snooze.
I was just about to pick some green beans when I unexpectedly disturbed Fred! I should think my scream could be heard across the other side of the Atlantic!
Can anyone help me identify these insects, please?