6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Jay says:

    I’ve not come across them before (or atleast I’ve never noticed them!) so I’m very intrigued by why they’re considered a pest. What do they do? They’re so wonderful to look at.


    • dogwooddays says:

      Hi Jay, the adults and larvae eat the leaves of rosemary and other related plants like lavender, sage and thyme. In my garden we’ve never had too much of a problem, but they’ve been around here in Hertfordshire for about 10 years – at least that’s when I first saw one. I’m concerned this year that there are quite a few already and they’re making more beetles (!) so I might need to remove them this year…


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