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While mowing the front lawn , I noticed this beetle on a wild strawberry plant, since then I have also seen it in other parts of the garden.
It is a small beetle approx 5mm Head to Toe, with an irredescent blue tinge
I thnik thats the Alder leaf beetle, Agelastica alni. Formerly rare, it suddenly became extremely common in the North West in recent years. I'm guessing you live within 25 miles of Manchester?
Thank you Clive
It does indeed look like the Alder Leaf Beetle, I searched for a while to try and find the Family, but with no success .
You would make a good forensic scientist , I live in Wigan , which is ofcourse close to Manchester.