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.

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Oedemeridae
Records on NatureSpot:
179
First record:
15/06/1996 (Derek Lott)
Last record:
10/07/2024 (Dejardin, Andrew)

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