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European forest cockchafer or Chestnut cockchafer

Melolontha hippocastani

Description:

cockchafer reach sizes of 25–30 mm

Habitat:

Found in heathland, on oak leaves

Notes:

About every 30 to 40 years it comes to outbreaks. The overpopulation usually collapses because of illness. then you have for a long time the impression the cockchafer died out. A culinary specialty early 1900: cockchafer soup. Without wings and legs they were roasted in butter and then cooked, for example in chicken broth

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OliviaG
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OliviaG

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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