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  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,283
    Musk Beetle, Aromia moschata,

    It's a nice find, they are widespread in distribution in the UK, but not all that common. Early for it also, usually seen in July and August.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,325
    Fabulous Gemma thank you.  I was reading in the garden and it landed on my hand and near freaked me out but I could see it was a special wee chap 😃
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,325
    Just reading about it and this might be female judging by the antennae length.
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