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. Lol! πŸ™‚ It seems to be a day of beetles appearing in the garden. Today I had three new species visit which I haven’t seen in the garden, or at all before.

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  1. Haha.. I like your idea to start a beetles band 😁 A very nice color on the beetle and the images shows all details so very well.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Er … yes … I got a name for the band too, I was thinking of calling it ‘The Beatles’ … mispelling ‘beetle’ to put some ‘beat in the name πŸ˜‰ Thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. I actually understood that you were thinking of the Beatles.
        Wish you a great weekend Peter.

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  2. I love these descriptive names for the beetles. After reading them but before seeing the photos, an image forms in my mind, and it’s fun to see the reality!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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