The May Bug. (Cockchafer.)

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My first go at posting some pictures so I thought I experiment with these 4 images.

Found this May Bug (or Cockchafer) a few years back (they only appear April/May and die after 6-7 weeks) and took it into the house for examination and photo shoot.

The bug was returned unharmed to the garden afterwards.

No bugs were harmed in the making of these pictures, however, I did almost have a heart attack when I tried to move the bug with a pencil from the edge of the plastic container and it fought back! Very strong indeed.
 

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Blimey your skin looks rough, try some moisturiser.

Nice closeups, what range was that?

As for the bug, is it called a cockchafer because it chafes your c.........
 
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Blimey your skin looks rough, try some moisturiser.

Nice closeups, what range was that?

As for the bug, is it called a cockchafer because it chafes your c.........
Yep, E45 Cream required :D


Camera used is Fuji Finepix S602 Manual/Auto focus. Just hit the Macro button for close up shots. Had it around 5 years now and a good all rounder.


Just because you'd let it chafe yours doesn't mean we are all like that :D

Pic of the underside and rear.
 

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This fellow appeared today. Looks like a water beetle. Can anyone clarify its identify?








 

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Surely this is a cockchafer:
 

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