Swollen-thighed beetle

Swollen-thighed beetle
Swollen-thighed beetle

Only the male of the species Oedemera nobilis has the swollen thighs, but it goes by the name of swollen-thighed beetle or thick-legged flower beetle.

The iridescent green elytra (wing caps) gape apart towards their tips, which partially reveals the wings.

The beetle can be found feeding on the pollen of flowers such as daisies, convolvulus, sedge grass and cow parsley.

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