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P5150001

Observed: 15th May 2011 By: Terry Quinn
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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P5150001
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Description:

hard brown cases with a grub inside. found inside a hole in an apple tree trunk

Identifications
  • Possible noble chafer beetle pupa?
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    a hoverfly (Syrphidae)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Terry Quinn's picture

Oh well, I got excited about

Oh well, I got excited about this! thanks for the info anyway.

Terry

DavidNotton's picture

Not at all

These things are worth checking out, you may discover something new about the biology of a species, which can be valuable even if the species is common. For a picture of a chafer beetle pupa (actually rose chafer but should be similar to Gnorimus) see: www.amentsoc.org/insects/glossary/terms/pupa