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We have pansies and forget-me-nots in a window box and at 11pm we saw what looked like a large cockroach against the window, crawling up and falling off a flower stalk. It was a May bug or cock-chafer repeatedly climbing up a forget-me-not stalk and falling off again. It had feathery antennae and a hard armoured dark brown wing case. Don't know if it had just emerged from the larval stage or whether it had flown there to eat the flowers. My parents say that there used to be lots of them around at this time of year but this is the first time I have seen one. Why are they so rare now?