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P6060932

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: cwallacecwallace’s reputation in Invertebratescwallace’s reputation in Invertebratescwallace’s reputation in Invertebrates
P6060932
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Species with which Bracken Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) interacts

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Braken Chafers

Thank you Richard, is their behaviour similar to the common cockchafer? If so can their grubs also lead to lawn damage? We seem to get a swarm of them every year in our garden around this time and around three years ago we lost a patch of lawn to grub damage which I thought may be cockchafer grubs.
On the bright side rather than just reseeding the lawn I sowed a mixture of wildflower meadow seeds instead. This means that we now have a thriving mini meadow (our garden and lawn is only small)which is a source of constant fascination and joy, as well as allowing us to get up close to wildflowers.
Regards,
Caz