Oedemera nobilis male
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|Oedemera nobilis (Scopoli, 1763)|
Common names: False Oil Beetle, Thick-Legged Flower Beetle, Swollen-Thighed Beetle
Oedemera nobilis is a very common insect in Crete and in mediteranean countries as well. The male of Oedemera nobilis, as in most Oedemera species, possesses the hind femora very swollen, whereas in female the femora are thin ( I posted the female in WS); 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.
It feeds on pollen and nectar of Asteraceae, Cyperaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cruciferae, Dipsacaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Poacea, Papaveraceae, Plantaginaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae and Apiaceae. The larvae develop on dry stems of Spartium and Cirsium. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely beetle, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-07-07 8:26]
Hi Nikos,good capture of this beetle very common in my country too,not the best sharpness but well exposed and with its typical metallic green.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-07-07 10:15]
Nice macro of this beetle in beautiful contrasting colours and a fine diagonal composition.
very sharp green insect posed on a white petal, fine contrast
beautiful composition and light
Have a good night