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Flower Beetle Oedemera lurida?

Observed: 5th July 2012 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
Flower Beetle (Oedemera lurida) ?
Description:

It was feeding on flowers with Oedemera nobilis, but barely half the size

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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ID Pointers

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

May need gential exam to be absolute the absence of dilated femora points to lurida

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Martin Harvey's picture

Oedemera

I agree, this is not Oedemera nobilis, and is very likely to be Oedemera lurida, but it is difficult to rule out the much rarer Oedemera virescens without microscopic examination.

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rod williams's picture

Oedemera ID

Many thanks! Rod

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