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Oedemera nobilis Scopoli, 1763 ♂

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Oedemera nobilis Scopoli, 1763 ♂
Common names: Fat-Legged Beetle, Flower Beetle [En], Oedémère noble [Fr], Grüner Scheinbockkäfer [De]

Hamoir ● Belgium

Description: The male of Oedemera nobilis, as in most Oedemera species, possesses the hind femora very swollen, whereas in female the femora are thin; the elytra are strongly narrowed towards the apexes, not hiding the membranous hind wings. It is bright green, frequently with a golden or coppery shine; some individuals are blue or violaceous.

Habitat: Oedemera nobilis is abundant in spring and winter on several flower species. It feeds on pollen and nectar.

Distribution: Western and southern Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula to Greece; it is absolutely common in Mediterranean countries and penetrates in Middle Europe to southern England and middle Germany; it reaches Denmark, where it is rare and sporadic. It is also recorded from the Magreb. It is absent from alpine countries and Eastern Europe.
In England, it is presently in a markedly expansive and consolidational phase, which commenced during 1995.

References:
Wikipedia, Oedemera nobilis




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