Monday, 13 June 2011
Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)
They were very destructive to crops prior to this apparently - and in 1320, cockchafers (as a species) were taken to court in Avignon where they were ordered to leave town and relocate to a specially designated area, or be outlawed. All cockchafers who failed to comply were collected and killed.
That will have sorted them out....