Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Melolonthidae)

Length: 20-30mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(5-6 Weeks) (3-4 Years) Autumn May - June
(Earliest: 8.6)
(Winter)

Attractant Chemicals
Quinonoids Toluquinone
Alcohols Hexanol
Acids Phenol

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Fagus sylvatica Roots

Quercus robur Roots

Aesculus hippocastanum Roots

Crataegus Roots
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Acer Roots

Salicaceae Roots
Food:
(Adult)

Quercus robur

Fagus sylvatica

Aesculus hippocastanum

Crataegus
Possible Food:
(Adult)

Acer

Salicaceae
Parasitoids:
Dexia rustica Larva

Watford Coleoptera Group: Melolontha melolontha
Nature Spot: Common Cockchafer - Melolontha melolontha
Insektenbox: Feldmaikäfer
HYPP Zoology (INRA): Common Cockchafer


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