Common Cockchafer: the May bug | Nature Notes from Dorset

The common cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) is also known as the May bug for good reason. As soon as we get to the middle of May each year my moth trap fills up with these little beasts. They are probably far more common than you realise as they are seldom seen. Occasionally one might fly in to a window with bit of thud or, if you have a window open, they might actually end up indoors as, like moths, they are certainly attracted to light.
 
They are not the most beautiful of creatures 

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