Amphimallon solstitialis

This is a hairier relative of the Cockchafer but much smaller. The beetles fly in companies, on warm summer evenings before dusk. They are approximately 20mm long and are found in meadows, hedgerows and gardens. Their numbers are declining, although where found, they are often seen in large numbers. This image was included in a Portsmouth newspaper, The News, details of which can be found here.

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