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Actually I believe it is a Thick-legged Flower Beetle - Ischnomera cyanea - or so the net tells me. It was on my patio door this morning but as I was about to wander off into town I took some snaps in situ and let it be. Many hours later it occurred to me just to see if it was still there and bingo - there it was.
I removed a suitable leaf, persuaded it to climb on to said leaf and then nipped upstairs with it for a quick session in front of the camera where it obligingly stayed put although just once it decided the camera itself was a better place to be.
After about 10 minutes I took it back out and left him/her on the patio doors as found.