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Oedemera nobilis male

Oedemera nobilis male
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-07-06 22:11
Viewed: 979
Points: 8
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Oedemera nobilis (Scopoli, 1763)
Coleoptera: Oedemeridae
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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To lousat: Thanks LucianoNikosR 1 07-07 10:01
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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

Beautiful Nikos , perfect macro.

Thanks for sharing.


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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-07 10:15]

Hello Nikos,
Nice macro of this beetle in beautiful contrasting colours and a fine diagonal composition.

Hello Nikos
very sharp green insect posed on a white petal, fine contrast
beautiful composition and light
Have a good night

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