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Melolontha papposa

Melolontha papposa

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.