Garden Chafer beetle *St Davids, Wales*


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.