Oedemera virescens

    Description

    Length 8 to 12 mm. Larger than O. lurida, this is a sage green coloured beetle. The elytra are divergent at their ends, and split to reveal brown wings beneath. The males have slightly swollen thighs.

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    Habitat

    Flower meadows and well vegetated places.

    When to see it

    Summer and early autumn

    Life History

    Adults take pollen from a wide range of flowers. Larvae bore the stems of plants such as Ragwort.

    UK Status

    Much less common in Britain than the similar O. lurida.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map