Subject: Flower beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Becontree, Greater London
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
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.”