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Melolontha papposa Side view:<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Great series of this nice bug. I chose this one to be one of my favorites. Love those amazing antennae. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback! Indeed, those antennae give a nice groovy look :D Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
  2. Absolutely wonderful! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
  3. WOW!!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. ;) Thank you! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago

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Melolontha papposa Illiger, 1803 is a European "Cockchafer", a beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Melolonthidae. Some authors would place the Melolonthidae as a subfamily Melolonthinae of the family Scarabaeidae.
The larvae usually live on sandy soil, where they feed on the roots of the herbaceous and woody vegetation.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by RMFelix
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By RMFelix

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Uploaded Apr 3, 2016. Captured Apr 2, 2016 15:05.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/320s
  • ISO320
  • 80mm