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Dead Pine Chafer ~ France -

The Pine Chafer (Polyphylla fullo) is a large beelte.

This beetle is easily identified by it's distinct black and cream speckled wing cases. The female is slightly larger than the male. This species inhabits Pine forests of Europe, but comes as a Vagrant to Britain. The adults chew pine needles, whereas larvea feed on the roots of sedges and grasses.