Subject:  Flower beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Becontree, Greater London
Date: 06/19/2021
Time: 04:51 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I found this little beauty on a flower in my garden. Can you identify it for me please? Many thanks.
How you want your letter signed:  Steve

Thick Legged Flower Beetle

Dear Steve,
Thanks for sending in your image of a Thick Legged Flower Beetle,
Oedemera nobilis. When the lighting is correct, the Thick Legged Flower Beetle appears a beautiful, metallic green color.  According to Bug Life:  “The thick-legged flower beetle is commonly seen on the flowers of ox-eye daisies and other open-structured flowers. They are a common occurrence in gardens in the South of England.”

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