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Maybug - in December!

Observed: 19th November 2011 By: AislingAisling’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cockchafer beetle - aka a Maybug

The beetle was found at approx 13:00 on November 19th 2011 when digging a trench in an allotment bed to heel in some fruit trees. Earlier, lots of cockchafer grubs had been found in the soil when planting fruit trees in uncultivated ground on the same site.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cockchafer (Maybug) (Melolontha melolontha) interacts


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Maybugs/cockchafers spend the

Maybugs/cockchafers spend the winter underground before emerging in the spring. Perhaps you dug one up!