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Bracken Chafer (Phyllopertha Horticola) It looks a bit like  Melolontha melolontha but I don't think that is an exact match. What do you think? Bracken Chafer,Geotagged,Heesch,Macro,Phyllopertha Horticola,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

Bracken Chafer (Phyllopertha Horticola)

It looks a bit like Melolontha melolontha but I don't think that is an exact match. What do you think?

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  1. It looks like it, but it is (probably) the rose beetle (Phyllopertha Horticola). Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Joost, that looks like a far better match. Posted 7 years ago

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The Phyllopertha horticola is a beetle of the family Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae), and is also called chafer beetle. The beetle is somewhat similar to the related June beetle, yet it is smaller, and more hairy on the elytra. The elytra are reddish colored, the rest of the body is black with a green-blue, metallic sheen.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 7, 2013. Captured Jun 28, 2013 21:55 in Nistelrodeseweg 24, 5384 PN Heesch, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm