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Cock Chafer

Observed: 5th May 2010 By: grownforyougrownforyou’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Cock Chafer grub found when planting out test beds for fruit and veg plants.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) interacts


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Not the grub

This is an adult beetle, not the grub. The grub is a large white grub with a brown head, usually holding itself in a C-shape when exposed.

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Thanks for pointing this out, you are of course correct it is the adult.

I am afraid referring to the grub is a bad habit learned when studying for my HND!