Swollen-thighed beetle

Swollen-thighed beetle

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Credit: NIGEL DOWNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of a female Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) feeding on flowers in a garden in summer. This striking metallic green beetle is common in many habitats including gardens. Only the male has the distinctive swollen hind-legs. Photographed in Surrey, UK.

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