Oedemera nobilis Swollen-thighed Beetle
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Classification Order: Coleoptera Long Horns Family: Cerambycidae
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Length . 8 to 10mm.
Phenology April to September.
Identification T he green elytra (wing covers) are pointed and gape apart. The male and female of this beetle can easily be told apart, as the male has large green bulges on its femora or thighs, while the female does not..The male is unmistakeable but the female could be confused with other Oedemera species, however its size, gaping wing cases and irredescence distinguish it.
Habitat Flower meadows, gardens and waste ground where they visit flowers. Widespread from southern England northwards to the Wash and north Wales, but less common further north than that.