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Common Cockchafer

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Ants, beetles, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Common Cockchafer, fleas, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

If you venture outside in the evenings at this time of year and conditions are right you may well be bumped into by a large beetle known as a “May Bug” or “June Bug”! They are in fact the Common Cockchafer, (Melolontha melolontha), meaning big beetle and they belong to the Scarab family of beetles.  Adults can grow to 30mm long and have distinctive white coloured triangles along their sides with hairy brown bodies and orange coloured antennae which resembles a fan.  It is the antennae that enable the males to track females at night by detecting pheromones. The adults will only live for 5 or...

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