Thick legged flower beetle

An irridescent green, female Oedemera nobilis, known as the thick legged flower beetle or swollen thighed beetle, photographed in the park this week. It is the male (see below) that has the strangely shaped legs for which the species is named

[1] by Gail Hampshire (CC BY 2.0); [2] © Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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