The false blister beetles (Oedemeridae) are medium-sized beetles of oblong shape. The males of many species exhibit thickened rear femora. The beetles are found on meadows, in gardens, on the edges of forests, usually on flowers, where they feed on pollen. The larvae develop in the soil, in wood or dry plant stems. Worldwide approx. 1500 species in 115 genera have been described, thereof 25 species from Germany.