the May bug or cockchafer is not a true bug but a relatively large beetle found more commonly in the south of the UK.Melolontha melolontha
normally appears flying on warm evenings from May to July. Melolontha melolontha
is attracted to artificial light and often comes indoors through open windows or even down chimneys. May bugs may cause consternation to those who encounter them but are harmless to humans.Melolontha melolontha
grubs, however, are considered a pest feeding underground on the roots of a wide range of plants and can damage pastures and crops.