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European cockchafer

Melolontha sp.

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Ioannis 6 years ago
European cockchafer
Melolontha sp. Melolontha

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Ioannis 6 years ago

There are two very similar species of Melolontha: Melolontha melolontha (common European cockchafer) and Melolontha hippocastani (European forest cockchafer).
The only way to distinguish them is to look at the form of the pygidium (the last abdomen part) but in your photo it is not very clearly visible.

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 13, 2015
Submitted on May 15, 2015

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