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False blister beetles of the genus Oedemera in Scotland

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

by Bruce Philp


The paper gives a brief outline of the status of the family Oedemeridae in Scotland before focusing on the genus Oedemera in particular. Four species have been reported in Scotland but one, O. nobilis, is regarded as very doubtful with no verified records. Of the three other species there are very few records of O. femoralis while the remaining two species O. lurida and O. virescens seem fairly widespread with the latter being particularly common in the south of Scotland. More records are needed to clarify their respective distributions.

Oedemera virescens (Linnaeus, 1767)
Oedemera virescens (Linnaeus, 1767). Source: coleoptera.org.uk

The Glasgow Naturalist (online 2021) Volume 27, Part 4


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