June beetle

June beetle

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Caption: June beetle feeding on a flower's petal. This beetle (Phyllopertha horticola) belongs to the chafer family, which includes scarab beetles, and is also know as a maybug. It is a serious pest causing damage to crops of corn, potato and strawberry. Here it is seen feeding on the petal of a rock rose (Cistus loretii). The adults feed on the foliage and flowers, while larvae feed on the plant's roots.

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Keywords: animal, bracken, bug, cistus loretii, eating, feeding, flower, garden chafer, gum, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, june beetle, may, nature, pest, petal, petals, phyllopertha horticola, plant, rock rose, wildlife, zoology

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