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Beetles, chromolithograph, published in 1897 Featured Cockchafer Print

Beetles, chromolithograph, published in 1897

Beetles, 1st row: Darkling beetle (Blaps mortisaga); Spanish fly (Lytta vesicatoria, or Cantharis vesicatria); Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata); Glow worm (Lampyris splendidula), male (left) and female (right); Apple blossom weevil (Anthonomus pomorum); Alder leaf beetle (Agelastica alni); Flatheaded pine borer (Chalcophora mariana). 2nd row: Headlight Elater (Pyrophorus noctilucus); Lined Click Beetle (Agriotes lineatus, or Agriotes segetis); Staphylinus erythropterus; Pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum, or Bruchus pisi); Bean weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus, or Bruchus rufimagnus) with magnified head (top); Seed beetle (Bruchus atomarius, or Bruchus granarius); Cabbage-stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala); Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris); Carabus hortensis. 3rd row: Cockchafer, or May bug (Melontha vulgaris) with larva and pupa (right); Dytiscus marginalis with larva (1); Hydroporus elegans (2); Peltodytes caesus, or Cnemidotus caesus (3); Hydrous caraboides (larva, 4) Anisoplia villosa (or Anisoplia fruticola); Bark beetle (Hylesinus piniperda). 4th row: European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis); Burying beetle (Nicrophorus vespillo, or Necrophorus vespillo); European oil beetle (Meloe variegatus); Zabrus tenebrioides (or Zabrus gibbus); Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum, or Anobium tessellatum); Longhorn beetle (Saperda carcharias); Sacred scarab (Scarabaeus sacer, or Ateuchus sacer). Chromolithograph, published in 1897

Forest COCKCHAFER / May beetle - rests on a birch Featured Cockchafer Print

Forest COCKCHAFER / May beetle - rests on a birch

Forest COCKCHAFER / May beetle - rests on a birch branch during breeding mass flight in dusk (Melolontha hippocastani). Uganskii Nature reserve, Siberia, Russia; Spring (June). Distribution: Central and northern Europe. Also Siberia.Sometimes known as the May Bug

© Andrey Zvoznikov / ardea.com

Beetle, Beetles, Birch, Branch, Breeding, Chafer, Chafers, Cockchafer, Cockchafers, Crepuscular, Dusk, Flight, Forest, Hippocastani, Historical, History, Insect, Insects, Mass, Melolontha, Rests, Russia, Russian, Siberia, Single, Wildlife

Coloured SEM of cockchafer larva killed by fungus Featured Cockchafer Print

Coloured SEM of cockchafer larva killed by fungus

Biological pest control. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a maybug, or cockchafer, larva (Melolontha melolontha, orange) destroyed by a fungal pesticide (green). The fungus has eaten away at the larva's head. One antenna can be seen at upper right, with the larva's mandibles at upper centre. Biological pest control such as this is used where crops are sensitive to chemical agents, or in areas where chemical agents are not used because of their potential damage to the ecosystem. The fungus does not affect the crops. Magnification: x15 at 6x7cm size

© VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY