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Scientific Name: Phyllopertha horticola
Common Name: Garden Chafer
Approximately 10mm in length, Phyllopertha horticola, or the Garden Chafer, has chestnut brown wing casings which are covered in tiny hairs. The head and thorax are dark green in colour. Like other chafers, there are fan-like flaps at the end of their antennae. Found throughout the UK, in parks hedgerows, gardens and woodland edges, the adults feed on the leaves of various plants and trees, while the larvae feed on plant roots. The adult beetles live for up to eight weeks.
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