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Beetle with swollen thighs for ID

Observed: 31st March 2012 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

These are found in the house attracted by light.I see them more indoors than out.Varied habitats close by

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Swollen-thighed Beetle (Oedemera femoralis) interacts

Comments

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Swollen Legs

http://www.thewcg.org.uk/idaids/oedemera.htm

Possibly O femoralis but can not be absolute the link is very useful as a definitive key

See also picture

http://www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/oedemera_femoralis.html

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corylus's picture

Thank you

rushing the Id but did not find any of that colour onIspot so glad of link

Hazel Trevan

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O femoralis

No problem Hazel - Its a predominately Southern Species and a good find and the NBN recordss are sparse

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