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
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