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Subject: Insect???
Location: South west England
May 22, 2016 5:57 am
Do you please know what insect it is. Looks kinda like a moth. I found it in south west England in spring in my garden. It has 2 sets of wings underneath the shell bit. And weird antenna and a pointy tail. Thanks
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Cockchafer

Cockchafer

The signature line on our standardized form is a place for the submitter to include either their real name or some pseudonym, like “Perplexed in England” as a signature to the submission.  This is a Cockchafer or Billy Witch, Melolontha melolontha, a native Scarab Beetle that generally appears in the spring.  Thought to be on the decline in England for years, populations seem to once again be on the rise.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: England

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