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#578146 - 7th Sep 2011 5:33pm Any entomologists here?
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I've looked through lots of pictures of bugs and can't identify this at all. There's a few similar but not the exact one. I know it's a long shot, but are there any entomologists on here or anyone with an interest in entomology that can identify it?

Pardon the pun, but it's bugging me now.
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#578151 - 7th Sep 2011 5:38pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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http://www.whatsthatbug.com/ tried to have a look myself on net but searches are vast!!


Edited by JellyStar (7th Sep 2011 5:40pm)

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#578157 - 7th Sep 2011 5:53pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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Thanks Jelly smile I didn't realise there were quite so many bugs!
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#578175 - 7th Sep 2011 6:15pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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I used to work in the Entomology Dept at Liverpool Museum. I'm inclined to say that it's the Rosemary Beetle:
http://www.wadags.co.uk/images/rose-lb.jpg

It would appear to be rather unpopular with gardeners:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Science/Plant-pests/Rosemary-beetle

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#578179 - 7th Sep 2011 6:23pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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#578181 - 7th Sep 2011 6:30pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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Darned things have come out to mate and devastate your plants. Usually seen in the South since early 1990s. They will have your rosemary plants too. I hope they don't find mine!

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#578185 - 7th Sep 2011 6:34pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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You pair of absolute stars!!

Thank you!!
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#578192 - 7th Sep 2011 6:38pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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#578194 - 7th Sep 2011 6:39pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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We have those all over the allotment think they are Rosemary Beetles... really beautiful as beetles go tease

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#578197 - 7th Sep 2011 6:43pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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They are absolutely stunning beetles but they just decimate everything! I'm trying to find out what caterpillars we have in the back as a couple of our plants are just sticks now - the leaves have been stripped completely.

Little buggers!! Only trouble is, you never see the little fookers!
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#578219 - 7th Sep 2011 7:24pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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Soon as this rain stops I am out looking for these bugs - we have a dozen Rosemary bushes in the garden (and sage and lavender). Pretty the bugs may be (sure are) but my Mrs likes her Rosemary bushes - boils sprigs of it to make a hair rinse for use after swimming.

I guess the bugs will surrender to a standard insecticde. Spraying the lavender is OK but not the sage (we eat that) or the rosemary. If they succumb to a simple pyrethrum insecticide that will be ok because it decomposes after a day or so

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#578224 - 7th Sep 2011 7:38pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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I believe you can't use any on the lavender as it kills the bees off frown It's not very often they're seen down here. The person whose garden they have destroyed lives down south so you may well be safe Snod wink
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#578274 - 7th Sep 2011 9:28pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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Wow I am literally stunned at the amount of knowledge on here! So glad I joined, hope I can be useful to someone soon. smile

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#578326 - 7th Sep 2011 10:12pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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Most (almost all) of my lavender flowers have been clipped for drying - just the leaves left, so no danger to the bees

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#578328 - 7th Sep 2011 10:15pm Re: Any entomologists here? [Re: Wench]
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We all have strengths Jelly smile

In that case, crack on Snod wink
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