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.




1 comment:

  1. Just found one in my back garden! Thanks for helping me identify it :)

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