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Thick-legged Flower Beetle

Oedemera nobilis

Description:

Distinctive little beetle: Body is shiny green and surprisingly slender. Elytra taper and splay towards tip of abdomen and do not completely cover wings. Male, as here, has distinctly swollen hind femora.

Habitat:

Seen here on a roadside verge visiting an oxeye daisy. These beetles favour grassy areas where they feed on flower pollen.

Notes:

Seen May to August.

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Mel11
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Mel11

Spotted on May 5, 2020
Submitted on May 6, 2020

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