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The blueish-green ground colour and black patterning on the head and pronotum make O. viridiflavus unmistakeable.
Widely scattered across central and southern England and parts of Wales, most often found on the flowering heads of Knapweed Centaurea nigra, the foodplant.
Length 5-6 mm
knapweed: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult: north
London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock