Blue Black Leaf Beetle

Blue Black Leaf Beetle

Observation - Blue Black Leaf Beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: Sorry to have attached so many photographs but I have been trying to capture this fella with his/her carapace open so that identification could be easier and then, along came a wasp. The beetle seemed to open the carapace for better balance.

Sorry to have attached so many photographs but I have been trying to capture this fella with his/her carapace open so that identification could be easier and then, along came a wasp.
The beetle seemed to open the carapace for better balance.