Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra tapering towards rear end. Adults have undulating flight, active between May and August.
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Encyclopedia of British Beetles
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Sulphur beetle||Cteniopus sulphureus||
The Sulphur Beetle is the only bright yellow beetle found in the UK and is closely related to... more
|Shining Spider Beetle||Mezium gibbum||
The Shining Spider Beetle is similar in appearance to a small spider. However, this beetle also... more
|Mint Leaf Beetle||Chrysolina menthastri||
The Mint Leaf Beetle has a very shiny bronzy-green appearance, on a rounded bead-like body.
|Great Diving Beetle||Dytiscus marginalis||
The Great Diving Beetle is a large water beetle, with a generally dark brown/black appearance... more
|Thick-Legged Flower Beetle||Oedemera nobilis||
This spectacular metallic-green beetle is usually seen on flowers. Only the male has the... more