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.