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How to identify a cockchafer May bug | Natural History Museum

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Published on May 22, 2012

It doesn't only fly in May and it isn't actually a bug, but the cockchafer can be seen at the moment and is pretty easy to spot, being the UK's largest chafer beetle.

When seen for the first time, an adult cockchafer can cause a bit of a stir and lots of people find them a little worrying, according to Stuart Hine of the Natural History Museum's Identification and Advisory Service (IAS).

If you spot anything unusual, get it identified by Museum experts and other enthusiasts on our Identification forums: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/identification

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