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Strange beetle in Kent

Observed: 23rd May 2012 By: Aichar
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A largish beetle, pale brown, with reddish brown fronded feelers, and distinctive pale chevron markings along the length of the division between the wingcase and the underside. Total length approx 40mm.
Can anyone give an ID for this insect?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) interacts


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Strange beetle in Kent

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ID Comment

Also known as the May Bug. Can you please edit your entry and move it to the invertebrates section, thanks.

Here's a useful link that will tell you all about them.