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Garden Chafer

Observed: 1st June 2009 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Wing-case is brown. I don't remember the colour of the pronotum and it is difficult to determine from this photo taken with a mobile phone camera.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

chafers

I'm struggling to decide between Garden Chafer and Welsh Chafer (Hoplia philanthus), can't quite see enough detail in the photo. It looks relatively small and not very hairy, which is making me lean towards Welsh Chafer as a more likely solution. See discussion at:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2716

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Garden Chafer

Details changed to agree with this identification.