Subject: Cedar Beetle
Location: North Wales UK
June 7, 2015 7:31 am
Found this large beetle stranded on its back on my kitchen window sill. On further examination I realised it was much larger than any I had seen before. After searching the internet I found one like it on your site. It appears to be a Cedar Beetle but I am interested to know more about it. Is it native to the UK and if not how has it arrived here ?
Thank you
Signature: Pat Jones

Cockchafer

Cockchafer

Dear Pat,
This is not a Cedar Beetle.  You encountered a native to England Scarab Beetle commonly called a Cockchafer,
Melolontha melolontha, and you can read more about them on the Natural History Museum website where it states:  “the May bug or cockchafer is not a true bug but a relatively large beetle found more commonly in the south of the UK.”

Cockchafer

Cockchafer

Location: North Wales, UK

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