Oedemera virescens - Oedemera virescens
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.
Flower meadows and well vegetated places.
Summer and early autumn
Adults take pollen from a wide range of flowers. Larvae bore the stems of plants such as Ragwort.
Much less common in Britain than the similar O. lurida.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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