Golden Beetle


Lubbyman

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 00:02
Gold, green and shiny, this was too beautiful to ignore. Not sure what it is, but it was hanging out with (and being ignored by) red soldier beetles. And its colours remind me of a tie I acquired in the '70s...

Comments (and identity of beetle) welcome.
















Steve
Last Edited by Lubbyman on 16/07/2019 - 00:05

Jumbo48

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 08:47
Hi, it looks like a pollen-feeding beetle Chrysanthia viridissima but you can check it for yourself.
I think its from the Oedemera family. Hope this helps.

Nice shots too.
Regards John/Jumbo
Last Edited by Jumbo48 on 16/07/2019 - 08:48

LennyBloke

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 09:07
Nice little set Steve, the second shot is the stand-out for me, into the claws of the flower - I bow to John on identification (I can just about tell a cat from a dog)
LennyBloke

derek897

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 12:26
Jumbo48 wrote:
Hi, it looks like a pollen-feeding beetle Chrysanthia viridissima but you can check it for yourself.
I think its from the Oedemera family. Hope this helps.

Nice shots too.

Looks like a good call on that 👏👏👏
I know what i like, If not always why.

derek897

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 12:30
Cracking set Steve.
Fantastic colours in these.
Lovely bug too.
Hard to pick a fave out of them, but I do like the view point of 2.
Well spotted sir.
I know what i like, If not always why.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 16/07/2019 - 22:53
Thanks folks. There's a lot of wonderful things out there, just got to keep your eyes open, the camera ready and be (very) patient.

Jumbo48, derek897 - Grateful for the identification. Identification of bugs wasn't part of my education and there are so many of them...

Steve

davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/07/2019 - 01:30
The one you found looks like a female. Here is a male version, from which you can understand its common name of 'swollen thigh beetle' !


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Lubbyman

Link Posted 22/07/2019 - 13:29
davidwozhere wrote:
The one you found looks like a female. Here is a male version, from which you can understand its common name of 'swollen thigh beetle' !

Yet another day in which I learn something new. Thank you.

Steve
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