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Beautiful beetle id please?

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« on: June 21, 2015, 11:54 AM »
Hi all,
Found this large beetle this morning in a plant pot... As I watered I could here this loud squeaking noise coming from my thyme plant :)

truly beautiful.

Any idea what it is?
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 13:49 PM »
This handsome beast appears to be the Pine Chafer Polyphylla fullo, or very close relative.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 09:22 AM »
Yes, thats exactly what it is, thanks Michael, there are quite a lot of them about now. :)
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