Green Tortoise Beetles

Green Tortoise Beetles

Observation - Green Tortoise Beetles - UK and Ireland. Description: Bright green beetles (at least 5 of them) that I first thought were shield bugs, but soon realised they're all wrong for shield bugs. About 1cm long. I believe they are Green Tortoise Beetles. Also on the same leaves were egg-masses covered in papery sc

Bright green beetles (at least 5 of them) that I first thought were shield bugs, but soon realised they're all wrong for shield bugs. About 1cm long. I believe they are Green Tortoise Beetles. Also on the same leaves were egg-masses covered in papery scales. Evidence suggests they are the same species' eggs.

Edit - female later observed egg laying and making oothecum by adding layers of quick-drying fluid and then defecating onto the top of the heap.