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Cockchafer

Observed: 19th May 2010 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Beetle - Cockchafer IMG_2394.JPG
Description:

This landed on the patio last night. I didn't know what is was, but now I do know should I have killed it?

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Species with which Common Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) interacts

Comments

squirrel's picture

killing it???

no why would you think you should?

squirrel

yorkie's picture

I would not normally

I would not normally deliberately kill any creature, but my book suggests that chafers are often serious pests causing damage to crops, so I just wondered if I should have bumped it off - not that eliminating one individual would have much impact!

Yorkie

squirrel's picture

crops

Feels like the supermarkets and bio-tec companies are doing more damage to our food systems than they ever could.
Nice pic though :)

squirrel