What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is it
Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog north Wales
May 26, 2017 5:26 am
Hi we found this bug last night … it seemed harmless but looked ever so strange
Signature: Georgina

Cockchafer

Dear Georgina,
This native Scarab Beetle is commonly called a Cockchafer or Billy Witch.  According to UK Safari:  “The cockchafer has a three year life cycle.  After mating the female digs down about 20cm into the soil to lay between 10 and 20 eggs.  The eggs hatch after 21 days and the larvae remain in the soil for a further two years feeding on plant roots.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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