I have seen this beetle in my garden for the first time and am hoping someone would be kind enough to identify it for me please.
I have looked at several beetle websites and cannot see my beetle on them. I believe I may have also seen in in Cornwall on my holiday in June but it could be different as this one doesn't have wings.
I am based in Lincolnshire, England in case that helps at all.
It was just in my front garden near some leaves on the ground (bark).
It is hard backed, similar to a tortoise as only it's legs come out of it's hard shell-like body, it's head is separate but alot smaller.
It has two striped antennae and has spots arounds it's side in a line and has some darker coloured parts on its back.
It has 6 green legs and can move incredibly fast.
Approx size is 10mm long x 0.6mm wide.
it has black eyes and lots of tiny black dots on it's back.
It does not have any wings.
Please see the attached picture. I have also included a picture of it's underside.
Any help is much appreciated.
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That is actually a Green Shieldbug nymph (Palomena prasina) rather than a beetle. They're often confused as beetles:
I'm no expert but I suspect it may be a juvenile Green shieldbug, not a beetle. Have a look at http://www.bugsandweeds.co.uk/bugs.html about halfway down the page. The fourth photo in the Green shieldbug section looks very like your photo and description. I hope that helps but no doubt the museum experts will advise you better,