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Garden Chafer


Garden Chafer
Información de la foto
Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (74)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2018-06-09
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Nikon D300
Exposición: f/5.0, 1/60 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2018-06-10 1:32
Vista: 160
Puntos: 2
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Phyllopertha horticola, or the Garden Chafer, is a beetle from the Scarabaeidae family. It is approximately 10mm in size with 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.

The adult beetle can be seen from June to July in parks, hedgerows, woodland edges, and gardens, giving them the common name Garden Chafer. Adults live for up to 8 weeks and feed on a variety of plant and tree leaves. Larval stages will feed on plant roots.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15194] (63627)
  • [2018-06-10 6:15]

Ho Moz,a very good macro of this garden chafer,common in my country too,i like the composition and the natural colors,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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