May 27, 2012 4:46 am
Hi Mr Bugman,
I was lying in bed when I heard this clicking on the wall next to it, turned out to be this little guy, I say little he is pretty big, with a pointed bottom and a really hard shell! never seen this sort of beetle in England before, I’m guessing its down to the really hot weather we’ve been having in the last few days.
This Cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha, is also called a May Bug according to The English Country Garden website, because it tends to appears on schedule each year.