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 from several south Nottinghamshire sites along the Trent Valley, but was found as far north as Budby South Forest in June 2017. 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.

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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