Unknown insect destroying rhubarb

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Pete Smith asked 13 years ago

The attached photo shows a mettalic green and/or gold beetle of about 5mm, that I cannot identify, which is destroying my Victoria rhubarb. What is the name of the beetle and how can I control it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
These littel shiny beetles usually feed on dock-leaves which are related to rhubarb, They will feed for a time and then disappear. This is likely to have little or no effect on the rhubarb.