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Oedemera nobilis (M)

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 June 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Oedemera nobilis (NL: Fraaie schijnbok / EN: Oedemera nobilis / DE: Grüner Scheinbockkäfer, Blaugrüner Schenkelkäfer / FR: Oedémère noble) is a beetle in the family Oedemeridae, a common species in Western Europe. The male (see image) 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.

Image: Wommelgem (BE) – 22/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

23 Jun 2012 8:08am

dang from Atlanta, United States

Nicely done, Johan.

23 Jun 2012 9:11am

Anna from Somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Mooie kleuren Johan!
Hetbokje steek mooi af van dat rood van de bloem...

23 Jun 2012 9:49am

carla from leeuwarden, Netherlands

Mooie macro, super scherp.

29 Jun 2012 7:14am

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm