Metallic blue flea beetles

Metallic blue flea beetles

Observation - Metallic blue flea beetles - UK and Ireland. Description: Small (~2-3mm) dark metallic blue beetles. The attached photo does not show the colour very well. We were clearing birch saplings, and I noticed the beetles hitching a ride on them as I dragged them to the fire. I don't know if the beetles were on the bir

Small (~2-3mm) dark metallic blue beetles. The attached photo does not show the colour very well. We were clearing birch saplings, and I noticed the beetles hitching a ride on them as I dragged them to the fire. I don't know if the beetles were on the birch before it was cut, or if they climbed on as the wood was dragged over the boggy grassland. They didn't move much until I poked one, when it jumped a considerable distance.