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Thick Legged Beetle (Ischnomera cyanea)


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This beetle gets its common name because its hind leg thighs (femora) are thick (in the male). According to the light conditions, it can appear a brilliantly coloured iridescent cyan blue or brilliant iridescent green. It can be found in tress or low vegetation. The beetle is about 9mm long and the larvae live in soft decaying wood. Picture taken at Bromham Nature Reserve 1st June 2012.

2nd Jun 2012 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Bromham Nature Reserve
Source: 1/6/12

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