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beetle Garden Chafers

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Scientific name:  Phyllopertha horticola

Size:  Approx 10mm long

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  June to July

Life span:  The adult beetles live for up to 8 weeks

Habitat:  Parks, hedgerows, gardens and woodland edges

Food:  Adults feed on leaves of various plants and trees.  The larvae feed on roots

Special features:  Garden Chafers have chestnut brown wing casings which are covered in tiny hairs.  The head legs and thorax are dark green in colour.  Like other chafers there are fan-like flaps at the ends of their antennae.

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