Noble chafer beetles
The striking noble chafer beetle lives a reclusive life in traditional orchards. But, as orchard intensification, neglect and development reduce its habitat, this beautiful beetle is becoming increasingly rare.
Noble chafer beetles live in small, isolated populations around the UK. They are associated with traditional orchards and wood pastures where they depend on decaying wood within live trees. Sadly the noble chafer beetle is classified as ‘Vulnerable’, which means they face a very high risk of extinction in the wild. We are working hard to preserve their main habitats and this year we are funding a national survey. This will allow us to find out more about where they are still present and focus our conservation effort.
Read more below about the beautiful noble chafer beetle, how you can help them survive and report any vital sightings.