The month of May is welcome for all sorts of obvious reasons, among them my birthday on May 18th. One of the less obvious, and perhaps less widely-shared, is the arrival of that comical creature, the Maybug, officially known as the Cockchafer.
Its finest features are the antennae which gradually unfurl from little russet packages into the sort of mobile TV aerial you can see below. Once these are out and the wing-cases on its back start to divide, you can be sure that it will grind off whirringly into the sky within a short time.
For myself, I feel that they are well worth getting to know.