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Found this beetle at the edge of a large lake in the Landes area of southwest France in August. It was 40-50mm long. Can't find it in any of my books or on Internet. Please help!
It is Polyphylla fullo
It is the largest of the European Melolonthinae, reaching 38mm in length
(perhaps you were doing the angler's exaggeration about its size?!)
Nice find - it is quite rare.
Thank you so much Mike - I expect I did over-estimate it, especially as I nearly stood on it getting out of the lake!