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Fat-Legged Beetle

A male Oedemera nobilis (order Coleoptera, family Oedemeridae) on a meadow cranesbill flower (Geranium pratense).  In these beetles it is only the males that have fat legs; the females' legs are normal thickness.  The narrow elytra (wing covers) that don't quite fit together are characteristic of this species (both male and female).

Photo taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-6-04.

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