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Cockchafer

Melolontha melolontha

Description:

Also known as the May Bug

Habitat:

Woodland, farmland, and gardens

Notes:

The grubs are very destructive and are common classes as pests

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4 Comments

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 8 years ago

Cool!

MatthewFuller
MatthewFuller 8 years ago

And if you hear one when you're trying to sleep...

Korina Abbott
Korina Abbott 8 years ago

Yeah, they are such noisy, clumsy fliers! I remember having one caught in my hair as a kid haha!

MatthewFuller
MatthewFuller 8 years ago

We get so many of these flying in at night, smashing into the light!

They're so loud!

Korina Abbott
Spotted by
Korina Abbott

Runnymede, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 51.37, Long: -0.52

Spotted on May 11, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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