Fat-legged beetle

The thick-legged flower beetle, Oedemera nobilis (Family Oedemeridae), is a common pollen-feeding beetle found in flower heads during the spring and summer. They occur throughout western and southern Europe. I took these photographs of O. nobilis beetles in NW Spain (Galicia) in June 2018. The enlarged hind legs (femora) are only found in the males; a sexually dimorphic feature.…