Anyone id this beautiful red beetle?
We shared this monster pasty!
Eight hours today sorting Mum’s beautiful thimbles into fair shares for all – a mammoth task!
Posted by mybeautfulthings on May 10, 2019 in Food, nature, Photography, Uncategorized
May 11, 2019 at 7:25 am
So many thimbles….and all seem to have a story! A big task!
May 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm
They do and all recorded by my Dear Mum so that we know when and where she bought each one – at the Flea Market in Truro or visiting family in Atlanta or Munich – so much family history to be shared out! 🙂
May 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm
You could even start a Thimble museum with it! One of a kind!
May 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm
We did in fact offer them to Truro Museum but they only wanted the “Cornish’ ones so now we have shared them out between siblings. 🙂
May 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm
That is a shame, but at least they stay in the family now! ♥
May 11, 2019 at 3:17 am
My word . . . that’s a tumblerful of thimbles!
May 10, 2019 at 11:19 pm
I agree – looks like a lily beetle and you need to find it / them and get rid quickly!!
May 10, 2019 at 9:47 pm
Lilly Beetle, Sally.
Most gardeners will recommend that if you want to keep your lilies, then remove them gently (else they always drop to the floor and hide), then, squash them underfoot!
May 11, 2019 at 7:04 pm
Thank you! Our red beetle is no more and we will watch carefully for others. 🙂
Diane is right – Lily beetle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_lily_beetle
And seeing the pasty has made me hungry. I think I shall place an order to our ”chef”.
Pasties would be perfect for the final game of the season on Sunday!
May 10, 2019 at 9:33 pm
Hi Sally, I think it’s a Lilly beetle, if this is in your garden and you have lilies it will have a feast …
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