Monday, May 2, 2011

Cockchafer Beetle

I was in the office one evening last week when two insects hit the side window.  I open it to find two large Cockchafer Beetles Melolontha melolontha on the sill.  The Cockchafer beetle is also known as the May Bug.  They are a very large beetle and are often mistaken for Cockroaches.  Cockchafer's chew and eat fresh leaves of a variety of trees and shrubs. They do not bit or sting so there is no need to fear them.