What is this little beauty ??
Hi there
I noticed this little guy on my lavender plant here in London, never seen anything like this before – assumed it was an exotic ladybug but not found anything that looks like this on the net. Could you shed any light ? An almost metallic shine in green/silver with striking thin red stripes. A pic is attached.. Here’s hoping ! Thanks

Hi S,
The Rosemary Leaf Beetle, Chrysolina americana, is a Mediterranian species that feeds on rosemary and lavender. The use of these plants in English gardens has resulted in the Rosemary Leaf Beetle expanding its range. According to the Royal Horticural Society website, it has become an established pest in England.

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