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The Christmas Beetle

This Holiday season, as sure as the shopping malls become packed with crazed shoppers; and as sure as young children wake way too early Christmas morning; so too will the Christmas beetle appear, on cue, in large numbers across most of Australia. Christmas Beetles Christmas beetles (Anoplognathus) are a classification of beetle found in Australia that consists of some 35 different beetle species from the family Scarabaeidae. These beetles are called Christmas beetles, because of their frequent emergence close to Christmas each and every year. Why Christmas Beetles Appear At Christmas The reason these beetles are so common around the Christmas holiday, is because of their seasonal life cycle. The… Read More