Cockchafer

Melolontha melolontha

Appearance

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  • Large and heavy bodied. Many different species.
  • End of the abdomen is bent downwards and elongated in a way that resembles a sting.
  • Mostly yellow–brown in colour.

Lifecycle

  • Adults emerge in May — sometimes called the Maybug.
  • Live for about 4 years.

Habits

  • Feed voraciously on plant roots and can be an important agricultural pest.

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