Rose chafer pupa trio safely metamorphosing inside the cocoons - 2006_07_06

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The larvae pupate in the substrate where they have been feeding during June-July. Pupation does not last long, 4 to 6 weeks; the adult beetles will overwinter in their cocoons or nearby.
However, in warm autumn days they are, sometimes, tempted to come out.
They will become very active from the Spring onwards when they mate.