Oedemera lurida

    Description

    Length 5 to 8 mm. A generally long and slender species, which is a greyish sage green in colour. It often leaves its elytra (wing cases) agape.

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    Habitat

    Active in bright sunshine in open habitats with plenty of wild flowers such as Hawthorn and umbellifers, where they feed on pollen and nectar.

    When to see it

    Early May to August sometimes later.

    Life History

    Larvae develop in dead herbaceous stems.

    UK Status

    Found mostly in the southern half of England and in Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 74 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map