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Common cockchafer, ready to take off. Found this beetle today in Doorn the Netherlands 29-5-2020 Common cockchafer,Geotagged,Melolontha melolontha,Netherlands,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common cockchafer, ready to take off.

Found this beetle today in Doorn the Netherlands 29-5-2020

    comments (6)

  1. This is seriously one of the most stunning beetle shot I've ever seen. Be proud! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks a lot Ferdy, appreciated .
      Posted 7 months ago
  2. Fantastic shot, Paul - wow! :o) Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thank you Arp. Posted 7 months ago
  3. Spectacular Paul! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks Clair. Posted 7 months ago

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The cockchafer, colloquially called May bug or doodlebug, is a European beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Melolonthidae. Some authors would place the Melolonthidae as a subfamily Melolonthinae of the family Scarabaeidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded May 29, 2020. Captured May 29, 2020 11:50 in Doorn, Kaap Doorn, 3941 KA Doorn, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm