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Oedemera nobilis

Oedemera nobilis
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 11:33
Viewed: 1540
Points: 24
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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Coleoptera

Suborder: Polyphaga

Infraorder: Cucujiformia


Family: Oedemeridae


Genus: Oedemera

Species:O. nobilis

Oedemera nobilis is a beetle in the family Oedemeridae, a common species in Western Europe, including the south of England. The male of Oedemera nobilis, as in most Oedemera species, possesses the hind femora very swollen, whereas in female the femora are thin; the elytra are strongly narrowed towards the apexes, not hiding the membranous hind wings. It is bright green, frequently with a golden or coppery shine; some individuals are blue or violaceous. It can only be confused with Oedemera flavipes (which does not live in England), from which it differs by its colour, as well as by the long white pubescence on the head, pronotum and hind tibiae of males. Oedemera nobilis is abundant in spring on several flower species; the males are very conspicuous by their swollen femora and bright green colour. It feeds on pollen and nectar of Asteraceae, Cyperaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cruciferae, Dipsacaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Poacea, Papaveraceae, Plantaginaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae and Apiaceae. The larvae develop on dry stems of Spartium and Cirsium. Western and southern Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula to Greece; it is absolutely common in Mediterranean countries and penetrates in Middle Europe to southern England and middle Germany; it reaches Denmark, where it is rare and sporadic. It is also recorded from the Magreb. It is absent from alpine countries and Eastern Europe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-19 11:58]

Ciao Roby,non difficile da fotografare e garanzia do ottimi risultati,molto bella da vedere con quei polpacci da calciatore e con il suo verde smeraldo,colpo di fortuna il trovarla sul tappeto rosso.Buona serata,Luciano

Ciao Roberto, bel mister muscolo in gran contrasto col papavero rosso, ottima macro bravo, ciao Silvio

Great photo Roberto! Very good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!


Hello Roberto,
Very good macro and well captured this Beetle.Nice focus and clarity.Nice details on wings too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Roberto
Perfectly focused, excellent detail, nice setting, interesting beetle.
regards yiannis

hallo Roberto
very good sharpness picture with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

Hello Roberto,
I am very busy at work and I have not very much time to spent on TN. I still try to admire this fascinating photo with razor sharp details. Exceptional macro with outstanding colors and perfect focus. It is a gorgeous little insect...
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-20 9:53]

Hi Roberto,
Fantastic close-up of this bug.
Excellent detail and gorgeous colours.
Regards Jiri.

hello Roberto,
perfect macro.
well done.

Green metallic Insect on a red flower is always a top class combination! I like the colors here and the presentation. The subject being in the center does not make this less attractive as i believe flower is also part of this picture , lovely :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-21 11:36]

Hello Roberto,
Striking presentation of this beetle on a big red background. Nice to see the contrasting colours. Impressive sharpness, details and a remarkable attractive composition.

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