Can anyone identify this Orange and black beetle, please?
Many on our plum tree leaves, today July 30 2010, but nowhere else.
Similar to a ladybird. About 7mm long.
Is not disturbed when its leaf is plucked, and remains static.
Sometimes does a headstand, completely vertical.
There are holes in the leaves, but they don't seem to be eating them, although they are firmly attached.
Is it benficial, benign or harmful?