[Taxacom] Strange Melolontha

JF Mate aphodiinaemate at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 03:29:34 CDT 2021


Lets have a look.

Jason

On Thu, 3 Jun 2021, 08:31 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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