Oedemera nobilis (NL: Fraaie schijnboktor / EN: ? / DE: Grüne Scheinbockkäfer) is a beetle in the family Oedemeridae, a common species in Western Europe. 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. Oedemera nobilis is abundant in spring on several flower species. In this image on Malva moschata.
Image: Broechem (BE) - 10/06/2011
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