I was surprised how small this beetle is for a chafer only 8-12mm. It has a metallic blue-green head and thorax with a chestnut brown wing case making it a very attractive beetle for its very small size. Adult beetles emerge in June/ July and can be seen in gardens, parks and woodlands feeding on flowers, roses and bushes. As with other Chafers gardeners treat them as pests especially the larvae which eat and damage the roots of grasses destroying turfs.
Birds and animals like the badger also damage lawns looking for the grubs to feed on.