Thick-legged Flower Beetle

Thick-legged Flower Beetle - Brian EvershamThick-legged Flower Beetle - Brian Eversham

Latin name: Oedemera nobilis

Oedemera nobilis, commonly known as Thick-legged Flower Beetle because of the distinctive swollen hind “thighs” (femora) of the males, is a type of False Oil beetle. It is a metallic green with long slender antenna. It is common in gardens and grassland. Adults feed on pollen in a wide variety of open-structured flowers such as hogweed, hawthorn, dog rose and bramble; the larvae live in hollow plant stems.