Oedemera lurida (Marsham, 1802)
Oedemera lurida belongs to the Oedemeridae group of beetles. Despite it's slightly metallic sage green colouration (often becoming more purple by August), a 10mm body length means that it can be inconspicuous when on foliage or flowers. A very common beetle at many sites with an abundance of flowers.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oedemera lurida
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. David Shaw. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2022

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