Oedemera virescens - 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