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Anyone know what these bugs are?

DB gardenerDB gardener SheffieldPosts: 22
was digging in the soil and found these two beetles??? Any ideas what they are-they were alive but looked fairly sleepy


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,832
    Cock chafers also known as maybugs.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    Cockchafer beetles, I think.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DB gardenerDB gardener SheffieldPosts: 22
    Thank you! Lovely name!
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807
    edited May 2018
    The may bugs mob me, but apparently these beetles are harmless.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    They're great! And harmless. There's one headbutting my window now, trying to get in. I look forward to seeing them each year :)
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    And we've had all the jokes about their name on another thread.

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