[Taxacom] Strange Melolontha

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 18:53:36 CDT 2021


Puts a new face on what it means to be a shell (shadow) of one's former
self.

On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM Dochterland via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> My daughter found a cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) in central Belgium
> that was in a very strange condition. The intestines of the animal were
> completely consumed, reducing the poor creature to an empty chitin carapax
> with almost only the nervous system left. Still, the animal was alive and
> still crawling! I have a short video of that. What could be the cause of
> this situation?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Jan Bosselaers
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