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    Default Green small shiny ?beetle

    I found 2-3 of these in my greenhouse today.... when I touch them to try and get them off the stem/leaf they kind of jump. Anyone know what they are and if they will destroy my veg plants.... found on sweet basil, chilli plant
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    Have a google for green beetle images - there are lots.
    What shape are they?
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    We might need a piccy Carly, if you can take one before they jump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Have a google for green beetle images - there are lots.
    What shape are they?
    They are like emerald green oval shaped...about 5 mm long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bones View Post
    We might need a piccy Carly, if you can take one before they jump.
    Will try my hardest

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    Quote Originally Posted by carly View Post
    Will try my hardest
    Green small shiny ?beetle-img_1531.jpg

    Ok, it's not that clear... I found this one on a basil leaf I brought in. I put him in the bin.... I guess they look shiny green in the sunlight but he doesn't look so colourful now.

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    Could be flea beetle.
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    Are they damaging the leaves? I'm a softy with beetles. If they're not doing any harm I leave them be
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