Ahwww beautiful 🙂
This beetle must have one of the best names in the animal kingdom – the thick-legged flower beetle, Oedemera nobilis.
It is quite apparent why it has been given this moniker, just look at those thighs! It is only the males that have these swollen looking thighs.
The females are rather more mundane.
The larvae grow in hollow plant stems emerging as adults to feed on open structured flowers. In my garden they seem to particularly enjoy the rock roses.
They do seem to prefer hot sunny days, perhaps to show off their iridescent green metallic jackets.