Oedemera nobilis (Scopoli, 1763)
Oedemera nobilis is more commonly known as the Swollen-thighed Beetle and for obvious reasons. A recent Nottinghamshire colonist, this beetle has been spreading north through the UK and is now known very commonly throughout Nottinghamshire. Sites along the Trent Valley were the first to produce records and by June 2017 it was as far north as Budby South Forest, but rapidly spread to all parts of the county. The adult beetles are regular visitors to flowers and are conspicuous by their quite large size and metallic colouration.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oedemera nobilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Richard Davidson. Rob Johnson. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Sean Tobin. Pauline Bradford. Barry Lygo. Indy Keimel Greene. Christine Booth. David Shaw. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Phil Palmer. Nick and Samantha Brownley. David Shaw.

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 January 2024

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