Hi Hugh, not sure what it’s real name is, but that’s what we call them as they start to arrive at this time of the year (and the have lovely metallic shimmery colours). This one appears to have very elongated chompers and is dull – so maybe he is a boy 😉
Happy Christmas to you and yours, thanks for being part of my blogging world.
The soft fur of those leaves makes me want to reach in and caress them, the beetle makes me want to shine his back even brighter and the water …. well water always makes me want to disturb it further by sploshing in!