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Summer chafer or June beetle In my garden this morning. A first for me! Amphimallon solstitiale,Coleoptera,European June Beetle,Geotagged,Summer,Summer chafer,United Kingdom,beetles,insects,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Stunning Clair, well done. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Paul!
      Posted one year ago

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''Amphimallon solstitiale'', also known as the summer chafer or European june beetle, is a beetle similar to the cockchafer but much smaller, approximately 20 mm in length. They are declining in numbers now, but where found they are often seen in large numbers. They are found throughout the Palearctic region, commonly seen from June to August, living in meadows, hedgerows, and gardens, and eating plants and tree foliage.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 7, 2020. Captured Jul 7, 2020 11:15 in 53 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/18.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm