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Larva in low vegetation

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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cont.

The larvae of O. nobilis develop in plant stems or in tunnels bored into wood. Perhaps this is a larva which is mature enough to have emerged into the open.

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14-Spot.

We have the 14-Spot. We had a pair mating very close by in May: "Ladybirds mating on Red Campion" -to iSpot 21st May 2013. So that looks consistent. Perhaps I should check out Hogweed stems for Oedemera larvae in due course.