claude_crabbe's picture

Green Beetle

Observed: 17th June 2007 By: claude_crabbeclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebratesclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebratesclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebrates
Green Beetle
Description:

Green beetle found on sheep parsley

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Oedemera nobilis interacts

Comments

Janys Hyde's picture

Elytra

My source for my agreement tells me that the '...elytra are soft, often bluish, and always gaping' (Collins Gem Guide [1986] 'Insects'). Would someone please tell me what 'elytra' are as I can find no specific reference for this.

Sarah West's picture

Hi Janys The elytra are the

Hi Janys
The elytra are the wing cases. It's a minefield all this terminology isn't it!! I started my own glossary of terms as I found that it helped me remember them.
Sarah

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

Janys Hyde's picture

Glossary it is

Thanks, Sarah. I think the glossary is a good idea, so that's my first word. It is a bit of a minefield for a newbie as you so rightly say, and the books I have never seem to give more than the essentials, and often those are for people who already know what they are talking about!
Janys