How these stayed on the 'Seaside Daisies' in the strong wind defies engineering.
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Are you sure ? It looks wrong to me, Oedemera nobilis has badly fitting elytra. See - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/337978
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You certainly are correct and not having seen these before I made a mistaken ID. Thank you Chris and Matt.
How common is the 'Malachite Beetle'?
It seems quite well recorded in the south, your area seems to have a concentration of sightings though.
Lat/Lng: 50.72023, -1.80077
OS grid ref: SZ141911