Scientific name: Phyllopertha horticola
Size: Approx 10mm long
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: June to July
Life span: The adult beetles live for up to 8 weeks
Habitat: Parks, hedgerows, gardens and woodland edges
Food: Adults feed on leaves of various plants and trees. The larvae feed on roots
Special features: Garden Chafers have chestnut brown wing casings which are covered in tiny hairs. The head legs and thorax are dark green in colour. Like other chafers there are fan-like flaps at the ends of their antennae.