A while back I posted about large, evil looking grubs with legs found lurking beneath my soil, and speculated that they were chafer larvae. Well I think that this rather stocky beetle is the end result, being a Garden Chafer. I'm not completely sure of the identification though, so let me know if you think I've got it wrong. It's very chunky – about as deep (carapace to belly) as it is wide, though you can't see that in this photo, though clearly it's not nearly as big as the grubs themselves – but the metamorphoses between the various stages of an insect's life is fairly unbelievable anyway.

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