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Musk Beetle (Aromia Moschata)

By Metro6R4  
This is the largest insect I have ever seen & photographed, taken last Sunday.
Description
This is a large beetle reaching up to 25 mm in length and is a clumsy flier. The colour is variable from a uniform dull yellow through to almost black.
Habitat
It is to be found around the margins of wooded areas, where the adult beetles frequent flowers and shrubs
When to see it
Mainly in the months of May and June.
Life History
The larvae develop in the damaged timber of diseased deciduous trees.
UK Status
This species is common over much of England.

Tags: Macro Fly Insect Beetle Close up Bug Wildlife and nature

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 3:55PM
Three magnificent images of this rather handsome Beetle. great detail throughout all three photographs, My favourite being image number two.

Nathan
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 8:46PM
Interesting write up and good shot of the species

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