Swollen- thighed Beetle


Oedemera nobilis – I don’t know what it is about my shed door today, but the beetles are making it into a chillout zone. If I get another two visits I might start a band πŸ™‚ Double-click image to … you know … get closer.


Swollen- thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis

Β© Peter Hillman ♦ 8th May 2020 ♦ rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


35 thoughts on “Swollen- thighed Beetle

  1. Now, this one is really bizarre. I was wondering if you had made up the name, but I see that you didn’t. It’s also called a thick-legged flower beetle or false oil beetle. What a strange anatomical adaptation! I can’t help but wonder if that gives it some sort of advantage.

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  2. Manchester United, or some other club, should sign that kicker up. What a leg. I thought someone would make a lockdown comment and gillyflower did. Nice capture of a very attractive beatle. πŸ˜‰

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