A shot from last year of a rosemary beetle. These relatively recent arrivals in the UK may be pretty but they wreak havoc in the garden, especially the herb border. One shouldn’t anthropomorphise but I can’t help interpreting this one’s expression as more belligerent than guilty. Perhaps it is thinking of Princess Anne’s famous riposte:
You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
Beautiful – so delicate.
A beautiful little jewel of nature!
Wonderful shot! 🙂
It looks more like a delicate piece of jewellery than something real. The soft white leaf sets of the sparkling shell and colours.
Something so lovely, yet so destructive. Happens all too often in nature it seems.
Lovely colouring Rachael.. The quote is great!
Thanks for the laugh. 🙂