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Synonyms for cockchafer

any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult

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Comparably, the majority of studies referred to large prey like cockchafer larvae or molecrickets Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Table 2).
TOP PICTURE The winning snap WINNER Overall winner in the region's wildlife trusts' photographic competition, Dean Heward with his picture of a cockchafer
Some sort of giant bug, larger than a cockchafer, flies alongside you, it looks strong, almost military, since it measures almost half a meter long, spanning from your ear to your eye.
The copulatory organs of the cockchafer Melolontha melolontha (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).
Survival of Beauveria brongniartii in the soil alter application as a biocontrol agent against the European cockchafer Melontha melontha.
Colorado potato beetle [Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)] and the common cockchafer [Melolontha melolontha L.
The cockchafer is known colloquially as the May bug or May beetle because, you've guessed it, it tends to appear in May.
my character is safely in his own bed, but it threatens to become his bride's bed too, so my reluctant bridegroom imagines sending his properly decked-out body to the wedding while he remains at home, unable to venture beyond his blankets, because--well--because he is a "large beetle, a stag beetle or a cockchafer, I think .
Among the most important prey species are various beetles associated with animal dung, and insects associated with grassland, woodland or hedgerow vegetation, including cockchafer beetles (May-bugs), crane-flies and various large moths.
On the night of March 31, 1941, tipped off that officers planned to move against him, the regent escaped across the Tigris in a motorboat and made his way to the RAF base at Habbaniya, from which he was flown to Basra and asylum on board HMS Cockchafer.
Now,as a result of night security lights,most householders can study the various insects which emerge during the hours of darkness for themselves - insects such as the Cockchafer beetle, the one which I consider to be the most bizarre of all.
A cockchaferdream A dream of a cockchafer floodlights it.
The eggs of the cockchafer beetle, or "chafer", lie below the ground and are a source of food for birds, badgers and foxes.
ADRIENNE SAYS: They sound like adult Cockchafer beetles.