This spectacular metallic-green beetle is usually seen on flowers. Only the male has the characteristic thickened hind 'thighs' (femora).
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Encyclopedia of British Beetles
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Click Beetle||Athous haemorrhoidalis||
The Cleg Fly has a relatively small head, and a predominantly grey-brown body with mottled brown... more
|Shining Spider Beetle||Mezium gibbum||
The Shining Spider Beetle is similar in appearance to a small spider. However, this beetle also... more
|Longhorn Beetle||Strangalia maculata||
Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra... more
|Longhorn beetle||Grammoptera ruficornis||
Grammoptera ruficornis is most noted for being one of the UK's smallest longhorn beetles. With a... more
|Lily Beetle||Lilioceris lilii (family Chrysomelidae)||
The lily beetle at a very striking bright red polished appearance.