Oedemera lurida - Oedemera lurida
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.
Active in bright sunshine in open habitats with plenty of wild flowers such as Hawthorn and umbellifers, where they feed on pollen and nectar.
Early May to August sometimes later.
Larvae develop in dead herbaceous stems.
Found mostly in the southern half of England and in Wales.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 74 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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