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    Need Bug ID

    I found this burrowed in the ground in my garden while digging up some weeds. Sorry about the bad shot, I never do well when I'm rushed and I had to run in the house, get the camera, change lenses and then find this guy again.

    It is approx. 2.5 - 3cm long. The colours are so pretty, but I'm wondering what kind of destruction it might wreak in the garden. I let this one dig himself back in but where there is one there are probably more. Is this one a friend or foe in the garden.

    Need Bug ID

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    Re: Need Bug ID

    Wendy,

    It seems to be a green six spotted tiger beetle (Yay!, for google image search). Here's a link I found with some photos and info

    http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ec...ger_beetle.htm

    Oh! apparently they live alone

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    hey that was quick, Thanks Abhi. I will have to look up how to search images with google, didn't know you could do that. . Thanks again

    Wendy

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    Re: Need Bug ID

    This forum never ceases to amaze me for the extent and diversity of the knowledge we amass. Thanks to both of the above for that.

    I never do well when I'm rushed and I had to run in the house, get the camera, change lenses ....
    But you couldn't have done that when you first started out on this photographic journey!

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    Re: Need Bug ID

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    hey that was quick, Thanks Abhi. I will have to look up how to search images with google, didn't know you could do that. . Thanks again

    Wendy
    Just use your creativity there as well, Wendy . It looked like a beetle to me, so I just searched for green beetle, and luckily for me this fellow had his photo on the first page under images

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    Just use your creativity there as well, Wendy . It looked like a beetle to me, so I just searched for green beetle, and luckily for me this fellow had his photo on the first page under images
    Oh dear, I guess I could have done that. I thought you used the image for the search instead of words, that would be cool. Does anyone know if you can actually search by image and find out what something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    But you couldn't have done that when you first started out on this photographic journey!
    LOL, well I might have but the beetle would have had a family by the time I got back outside.

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