[Taxacom] Strange Melolontha

Nicolas Bekkouche nicolas.bekkouche at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 07:22:45 CDT 2021


It has been documented (and "buzzed"" on internet already,

One can find some videos etc. that sound like people think it is birds
indeed :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGhQTt_gFAE

Regards,

Nicolas Bekkouche

On Thu, 3 Jun 2021 at 00:31, 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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