Daily Walk in Difficult Times 62

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Green beetle eating pollen in a Dog Rose

A single picture today of a metallic green beetle (Oedemera nobilis) eating pollen in the centre of a Dog Rose in The Meadow grounds at Charlton Down. This was one of several such beetles on the flowers, There were males and females. This is a male and is characterised by big femurs – which give it the common names of Thick-legged Flower Beetle or Swollen-thighed Beetle.

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