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Sunday, 8 June 2014

False Blister Beetle - Oedemera lurida

This False Blister beetle is likely Oedemera lurida which is less specatacular than its close relative withi ts very swollen rear legs Oedemera nobilis

  Oedemera 28961

Oedemera lurida A False Blister Beetle

Length 5 to 8 mm.

Descripton 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.

Life History  Larvae develop in dead herbaceous stems.

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