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Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) on Fern, Netherlands This one being quite hairy. It is by many considered a pest, its larvae eat the roots of grass and other plants, and can easily ruin an entire lawn.  Garden chafer,Geotagged,Heeswijk-Dinther,Netherlands,Phyllopertha Horticola,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) on Fern, Netherlands

This one being quite hairy. It is by many considered a pest, its larvae eat the roots of grass and other plants, and can easily ruin an entire lawn.

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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 Aug 9, 2015. Captured Jun 13, 2015 18:34 in Heibloemsedijk 20, 5473 TC Heeswijk Dinther, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm